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Big Day in Iraq

The United States has officially handed over control of the Green Zone back to the Iraqis. From The Washington Post: When the clock struck midnight on

Liam Evans
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jan 01, 2009

The United States has officially handed over control of the “Green Zone” back to the Iraqis. From The Washington Post:

When the clock struck midnight on Wednesday, the U.S. returned the palace to the Iraqi government and relinquished formal control over the Green Zone, a heavily fortified six-square-mile enclave on the Tigris River where key U.S. and Iraqi bureaucracies are situated.

The handover is a sign of the shrinking footprint and influence of the United States in a country where it has lost thousands of lives and spent billions of dollars. For many Iraqis, the handover represents a significant step forward in their gradual reassertion of dominion over their own affairs.

What a great way to start the new year.

Liam Evans | Liam Evans is a freelance writer and social media manager who specializes in assisting finance professionals and Fintech entrepreneurs in growing their online audience and attracting more paying customers. Liam worked as a bank teller and virtual assistant for financial firms in the United States and the United Kingdom for six years before beginning her writing career.

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