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Japanese troops to help humanitarian work in Iraq: defense chief

Japanese troops to be sent to Iraq will focus on humanitarian work in the country’s south where basic infrastructure had been long neglected during Saddam Hussein’s rule, Japan’s defense chief said. “What we must do is to offer humanitarian aid. In southern Iraq, building infrastructure had been long delayed under the Hussein government,” Defense Agency chief Shigeru Ishiba said on a program by Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK). “In a way, people (in the region) had been left behind.” Japanese Self Defense Forces troops are likely to be sent to the southern Iraqi city of Samawa, which Tokyo considers relatively stable after studying a report submitted by a team of government investigators on the security situation there. Full Story

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