CEREMONY TO MARK THE HANDOVER OF DHI QAR PROVINCE TO IRAQI CONTROL, CAMP MITTICA, IRAQ, 21 SEPTEMBER 2006 [Allocated Title]
Parade at Camp Mittica near An Nasiriyah, plus the signing of an agreement handing over provisional control of Dhi Qar Province from Coalition control to local government control.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki watches parade by Iraqi soldiers, including soldiers with riot shields and helmets. Speeches follow by Italian Defence Secretary Arturo Parisi and Major General Richard Shirreff, General Officer Commanding 3rd (United Kingdom) Mechanised Division. Signing of agreement between Iziz Alogaily, Governor of Dhi Qar Province, and Major General Shirreff, . Marchpast (and drivepast) of Iraqi Security and emergency services. Press gather at the end. (Final scenes are shots of the Great Ziggurat of Ur and surrounding area, possibly left over from an earlier use of the tape.)