The Iraqi Ministry of Defence announced Tuesday (October 30th) that a centre for counter-terrorism studies is opening soon in Anbar.
"The centre will provide counsel and correct mistakes made while planning military operations against al-Qaeda," Defence Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi told Al-Shorfa. "It will present new ideas and proposals regarding the war on terror and how to mobilise popular support against [terrorism]."
"The centre will also prepare several monthly studies on al-Qaeda's movements and how to counter its terrorist operations and media campaigns," he said. "[It will also issue] guidance and a publication for Iraqi families that urges them to provide positive support to security forces."
A number of security experts, academics, retired military officers and Sahwa leaders in Anbar will supervise the centre, according to al-Dulaimi.
The centre is slated to begin its mission within the next few days, he added.
Earlier this month, Iraq held a terrorism conference that introduced the idea behind the centre, he said.