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    forward operating base: in a war, a strongly defended place near where the fighting is taking place where people who support the military operation are based

    According to U.S. military officials, about 15 other FOBs and COPs in Baghdad will be returned to private, government or Iraqi military control before June 30.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 15/04/2013
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