U.S. soldiers stand guard during a graduation ceremony of former neighbourhood patrol members, known locally as "Sahwas" from a training course in Baghdad's Jihad District

 
U.S. soldiers stand guard during a graduation ceremony of former neighbourhood patrol members, known locally as "Sahwas" from a training course in Baghdad
U.S. soldiers stand guard during a graduation ceremony of former neighbourhood patrol members, known locally as "Sahwas" from a training course in Baghdad's Jihad District March 24, 2009. About 400 former members of Sahwas graduated from a six-month training course supervised and backed by the U.S. forces. The training included areas in engineering, logistics, pipeline services, security and training REUTERS/Bassim Shati (IRAQ POLITICS MILITARY)