Improved security has boosted optimism, but US commanders want to be assured it is "irreversible."
Women are believed to be carrying out attacks to avenge the deaths of loved ones, counter depression, or atone for previous actions.
As the US Army soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment prepare to return home this month, many question whether the sacrifices they made will have been worth it in the end.
The Americans are set to transfer control of the once-restive Sunni province to Iraq, but many in Anbar question just how much real power the US is willing to relinquish.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq is expected to unveil a plan in May that it hopes will lead to a compromise over contentious land issues in oil-rich northern Iraq.
Bombings this week in Sunni areas of Iraqi have killed more than 100 people.
In an interview, a member of the Islamic Army of Iraq speaks of his group's long-term goals.
Iraqis plan to vote on a new flag by the end of 2008.
The provincial police chief died in a suicide bombing Thursday while inspecting the site of a major bombing in Mosul.