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For Immediate Release
January 30, 2004

Iraqi Security Forces Protect Iraq
Iraq Fact of the Day

Professionally-trained Iraqi security forces are playing an active role in protecting their country. During the last 48 hours, for example, soldiers in the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps conducted thirteen independent patrols, resulting in the capture of several suspected insurgents. With more and more Iraqis eager to serve, Iraq's security forces now exceed 170,000 -- more than the number of Coalition forces serving in Iraq.

Sources: U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Labor.

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