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US marines end Sri Lanka tsunami mission, foreign troops set to leave

US marines have completed their tsunami relief operations in Sri Lanka while troops from seven other nations were also scaling down their work and preparing to withdraw from the island, a defence official said. Only a handful of US marines remained on the island after the 1,600-strong force began withdrawing in the past two weeks, the official said, adding that they too would be leaving shortly. Troops from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Greece, India, Italy and Pakistan had also drastically reduced their strength in the last few days and were on the verge of completing a withdrawal, the official added. Full Story

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