Tuesday, September 23, 2008

UK defence chief: Britain at turning point in Iraq

Britain has reached a turning point in its mission in Iraq, Britain's defence chief said yesterday, but he warned that troops face a long and arduous task in Afghanistan.

Des Browne, who visited the southern Iraqi city of Basra in May, said troops based in the country's south had defeated militias and restored security.

"We have reached a turning point in our involvement in Iraq," Browne told his Labour Party's annual rally. "The Iraqi armed forces, supported by British and U.S. forces, have taken on — and defeated — the militia in Basra."

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