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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 12, 2007


Special Video Conference Briefing on Reconstruction in Al-Anbar and Bagdad, Iraq

On Monday, October 15, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT), representatives from the Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Al-Anbar Province and Baghdad will brief reporters at the Department of State via satellite video conference on reconstruction progress in Iraq. Fallujah Team Leader Stephen Fakan and Colonel Richard L. Simcock, II, Commander 6th Regimental Combat Team, and Eric Whitaker, Baghdad Team Leader, and Lieutenant Colonel Dean C. Dunham, Deputy Commander 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, will discuss current activities taking place in each province. Reporters will be seated in the State Department’s Press Briefing Room, room 2209; the video feed of the briefing will be of broadcast quality, barring technical difficulties. This will be an on-the-record, on-camera briefing.

Media representatives may attend this briefing upon presentation of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued media identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

Information on the Provincial Reconstruction Teams is available at: http://iraq.usembassy.gov/iraq/20060223_prt_fact_sheet.html

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Released on October 12, 2007

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