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Once-sensitive US sites to return to Iraqi control

W. G. Dunlop report for AFP:

What were once among the most sensitive US sites in Iraq, including a palace that housed top generals and a bombed-out villa that held Saddam Hussein, will soon be back in Iraqi hands.

US forces are closing down the Victory Base Complex (VBC) on Baghdad's outskirts, a small city that once featured American fast-food chains and was the main base from which the US war in Iraq was run, and are to finish handing it over to the Iraqi government in December.

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