South Korea to Pull 650 Troops From Iraq

August 31st, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: South Korea to Pull 650 Troops From Iraq

Media: The Associated Press
Date: 30 August 2006

SEOUL, South Korea_South Korea will withdraw about 650 troops from Iraq by
mid-September under a plan to cut its troop level there by a third, the
Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday.

The reduction, which will be made as part of a troop rotation, will bring
the total number of South Korean soldiers withdrawn this year to nearly 900,
a JCS official said on condition of anonymity citing policy.

South Korea plans to withdraw about 1,000 of its 3,200-member contingent
stationed in northern Iraq by the end of the year. The reduction began in

South Korea deployed nearly 3,600 troops in the northern Iraq city of Irbil
in 2004, making it the second-largest U.S. coalition partner after Britain.

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