For Immediate Release
April 9, 2004
Iraqi Security Forces Maintain Order
Iraq Fact of the Day
Iraqi security forces are actively defending Iraq from insurgents and extremists. Civil defense forces are conducting 25 to 30 percent of current operations inside Fallujah, and police forces are on duty in Baghdad, Karbala, and other cities to maintain order, particularly as Iraqis gather this weekend for the religious observance of Arabeen. These forces represent the vast majority of Iraqis, who favor an end to violence and are eager to continue Iraq's progress toward democracy.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense and Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad