USAID – Taqadum Weekly Report, D373, January 13-19, 2016

It is not often that a milestone is reached in Iraq. And when reached, many milestones signal setbacks. Yet a positive milestone of enormous proportions was reached in Anbar this past December as Iraqi forces, backed by coalition airstrikes, drove Islamic State terrorists out of the province’s capital city of Ramadi. A full, indepth report on GSP/Taqadum’s in the formation and capacity building of Provincial Field Technical Teams (FTTs) trained to restore services post conflict, and the most recent developments regarding Anbar and Ramadi can be found in an addendum attached to this Weekly Report. Above: What is left of the Omer Abdul Azziz bridge that connects Taameem with Ramadi. in the wake of terrorist destruction.