bLair withdraws 1600 troops from Iraq.

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by spike7451, Feb 21, 2007.

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Just seen this on BBC News;

    Prime Minister Tony Blair has told MPs that 1,600 British troops will return from Iraq within the next few months.

    He said the 7,100 serving troops would be cut to 5,500 soon, with hopes that 500 more will leave by late summer.

    Remaining troops will stay into 2008, to give back-up if necessary and secure borders, but the Iraqis would "write the next chapter" in Basra's history.

    The announcement follows a five-month security operation to quell violence in British-controlled Basra.......

    Good news but do we believe it and is it too soon?