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Denmark announced that it would withdraw its ground troops serving under British command in Basra, as other countries review their participation in the coalition force.Lithuania, which has 53 soldiers in Iraq serving alongside the Danish battalion, also said it was considering a pull-out.The Romanian Defence Minister said that Bucharest would take a decision on the […]

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Military chiefs had been pushing for much bigger cuts in the number of British troops in Iraq than those announced yesterday by Tony Blair, defence officials made clear last night. For months, army commanders have suggested that their presence on the streets of Basra was doing more harm than good … They were forced to […]

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