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For Immediate Release
April 8, 2004

Iraqi National Security Agencies
Iraq Fact of the Day

Iraq took an important step this week by establishing three national security agencies: the Ministry of Defense, the Ministerial Committee for National Security, and a new intelligence service. These agencies will be headed by civilians, with oversight by the National Assembly, and will cooperate closely to combat terrorists and insurgents. More than 200,000 Iraqis now serve in the Iraqi security forces.

Source: Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad and the U.S. Department of Defense

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