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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Monday, December 05, 2005
FRIENDLY FALL-OUT
A look at the top five nations in the U.S. led coalition in Iraq in terms of troop numbers. At least 27 nations now support a U.S. contengent of nearly 160,000.

AUSTRALIA: Roughly 900 troops and support personnel; largest contingent of about 450 in southern province of Muthanna could be withdrawn by May.

BRITAIN: About 6,000 troops in southern Iraq, rougly 2,000 others in Gulf region, no formal deadline but unooficial talk fo wihtdrawing at end of 2006.

ITALY: About 2,800 troops, most in southern city of Nasariya, involved in training, security and reconstruction; government plans to draw down in groups of 300; target dates reportedly to be presented to parliament within weeks.

POLAND: 1,400 troops providing security and training Iraqi soldiers; 100 are demining experts, decision expected by mid-December on extending mission beyong Dec. 31.

SOUTH KOREA: About 3,200 troops in northern Iraq helping with reconstruction; parliament expected to vote this month to bring home 1,000 but extend mission for another year.


(Source: Associated Press)
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