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US silent on Manila’s turnaround

The United States government on Tuesday refused to comment on the reported decision of the Philippine government to pull out its 51-man humanitarian mission “as soon as possible” from Iraq, in apparent compliance with the demand of the Iraqi insurgents holding the Filipino truck driver Angelo de la Cruz. “We have no comment on that as of this moment,” Ruth Urry, press officer of the US Embassy in Manila, told The Manila Times in a phone interview. The insurgents gave the Philippine government up to July 20 to pull out the mission, ahead of the scheduled pullout on August 20, when its one-year stint runs out.Full Story

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