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Partnership Brings Hope for the New Year: Volunteers Team Up With National Police

Saturday, 19 January 2008
By 1st Lt. Raymond Ashworth
64th Armor Regiment

BAGHDAD — A promising new year comes to the Khadra neighborhood in northwest Baghdad, as the partnership between Khadra’s Concerned Local Citizens (CLC) and the 1st Battalion, 6th Brigade, 2nd Iraqi National Police (INP) Division continues to grow.

“We are very pleased with the progress the CLC have made this past month,” said Col. Ra’ad Isma’il, the battalion commander of 1st Bn. 6th Bde. 2nd INP. “I look forward to seeing even more progress from them and the security of Khadra over the next few months.”

The Khadra CLCs were hired in December, 2007 as a way to further involve the local citizens with the security of the city. The CLC groups are similar to a Neighborhood Watch program in the United States. They first arose in Iraq’s Al-Anbar province in rejection of Al-Qaida extremist ideology, and ha


Added: Jan-19-2008 
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