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Coalition troops formally handed over control of Iraq's Babil province to the Iraqi government on Thursday.

Babil, in central Iraq, is the 12th of Iraq's 18 provinces to revert to local security control. It is home to the ancient city of Babylon.

U.S. forces nicknamed northern Babil and surrounding areas the 'Triangle of Death' due to the amount of combat the area experienced earlier in the Iraq war. Read full article »

CNN's Yousif Bassil contributed to this report

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