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RAF deliver police station to Iraqi village (VIDEO)

A Military Operations news article

8 Dec 08

51 Squadron RAF Regiment have delivered, by lorry, a new police station to a village near Basra.

The arrival of the portakabin from the Contingency Operating Base in Basra

The arrival of the portakabin from the Contingency Operating Base in Basra which will be used as an outstation for the Iraqi Police Service
[Picture: Cpl Adam Fletcher RAF]

The portakabin was reallocated from the Contingency Operating Base (COB) (the main coalition base in Basra) to be used as an outstation for the Iraqi Police Service (IPS).

With new investment coming into the area and the village’s close proximity to one of the large oil refineries, village elders were looking for added security from the IPS.

Mr Qais Joudah, the village school headmaster and councillor, said:

“This will help strengthen the Iraqi-led security in the area for when the foreign troops move out in a few years’ time. This cabin will provide a base for the IPS to operate from; due to the refinery being nearby, new building will take place and we’ll need policemen to be in the area for good relations with them.

“We currently have a really good relationship with the IPS and Iraqi Army.”…

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