U.S. Army soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment watch as Iraqi army soldiers engage targets at a range during a weeklong advanced training course in Mosul, Iraq, on Sept. 1, 2006. DoD photo by Spc. Christa Martin, U.S. Army. (Released)
The creation of the new Iraqi continues.
Today, six Iraqi Army division headquarters, 26 brigade headquarters and 88 battalions exercise the lead in their own areas – almost 70 percent of the Iraqi Army, and an increase of five division headquarters, 22 brigade headquarters and 65 battalions since November 2005. Almost all of the Iraqi Army will be “in the lead” by the end of 2006.