Sunday, March 04, 2007

Perspective: Security stations support constant presence

Zafaraniyah, one of Baghdad's neighborhoods

Baghdad — The Zafaraniyah Joint Security Station doesn’t look like your typical army base or police station.

The electricity cuts off every once in a while, the ground is unpaved and the leaking sewage system floods the compound with dark, murky water.

But the station, also known as a JSS, is a key piece of the fight to restore safety to Iraq’s capital.

Located just down the street from the Zafaraniyah Government Center, where a neighborhood council meets once a week and locals stream in and out to talk to their community’s leaders, the JSS is a place where American and Iraqi soldiers and Iraqi police can live and work together among the people they serve.

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