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CMOC assists Sadr City residents Master Sgt. Cohen Young

A Soldier of the Iraqi army's 42nd Brigade, 11th Division, distributes food to people before they wait in line for medical care at an abandoned school in the southern portion of the Sadr City District of Baghdad, May 8. The IA handed out relief supplies and provided medical care in an effort to help the people in the district. More than 250 people showed up to receive free food and medical supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cohen Young)

By 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

THAWRA 1, Iraq - Since opening their doors in late April, the Civil Military Operations Center and Iraqi Assistance Center have helped serve the Iraqi people of Sadr City through claims filing, essential services repair and humanitarian assistance missions.

To date, 3,450 food packs have been distributed, five cooperative medical engagements have been conducted and two construction material drops have been facilitated through the CMOC.

The CMOC also has members of the local government on site to help facilitate essential services repairs in the area. Additionally, an Iraqi army representative helps coordinate humanitarian relief missions for the people.

The IAC, which provides Iraqi citizens with a way to file claims for damages incurred as a result of coalition forces action and located detained family members, has helped the people of Sadr City by paying out 19 claims, receiving 579 walk-in visits seeking information about filing a claim, numerous tips about special groups activity in the area, and answered more than 30 phone calls.


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Date Taken:05.15.2008

Date Posted:05.15.2008 10:28

Location:THAWRA, IQ

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