US, Iraq Double Baghdad Patrols
Agence France-Presse | April 13, 2006
US and Iraqi forces have nearly doubled patrols in Baghdad over the last two months to quell the outburst of sectarian bloodshed, US military said Thursday.
From an average of 12,000 patrols in February in Baghdad, the US and Iraqi forces have raised the patrols to 20,000 "a jump of 45 percent," said US military spokesman Major General Rick Lynch.
"The increase is to give more visible presence of the security forces inside the streets of Baghdad," Lynch told reporters Thursday.
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