Iraq's interim Prime Minister has announced the restructuring of the country's security forces, saying the action is needed to deal with insurgents and terrorists threatening the country.
Speaking to reporters (Sunday) in Baghdad, 11 days before the transfer of power from the U.S. - led Coalition Provisional Authority, Iyad Allawi said he is setting up a command and control system to integrate the forces.
Mr. Alawi said a top priority will be to strike at terrorists and insugents before they can harm innocent people.
He also said the government was considering imposing emergency powers in some areas to keep the peace.
Mr. Allawi is quoted as saying that until Iraq's forces are fully capable, the country will need international support to ensure security.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.