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El Salvador sends fresh troops to Iraq

A fresh contingent of Salvadoran soldiers left for Iraq early Thursday, despite protests from leftists and others here against continued participation in the U.S.-led effort there and threats from Islamic extremists to attack Salvadoran targets. Some 150 troops left Thursday, to be followed in the coming days by 230 more. The contingent will replace the 380 soldiers in Iraq since February, who are expected to return in late August. The new detachment is being sent despite threats by Islamic extremist groups against Salvadoran targets, announced on Internet sites between Aug. 5-16. Full Story

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