Friday, November 7, 2008

Thousands of British troops 'home from Iraq next year' - Daily Mail

Thousands of British troops will be withdrawn from Iraq next year, a Cabinet minister said today.

Overseas Aid Secretary Douglas Alexander firmed up earlier proposals for a fundamental shift in the mission in Iraq early next year.
Mr Alexander, who is visiting Basra, told Sky News: 'We'll continue to work closely with the government of Iraq but we will see a significant draw-down of British troops as a recognition of the progress and success that's been enjoyed here in Basra.

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