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Powell: US will pull troops out this year

Colin Powell, who warned President Bush on the eve of the Iraq war that US forces would have to stay for the long haul after toppling Saddam, yesterday predicted that troop withdrawals would begin by the end of this year. He spoke as final results of the elections for a new Iraqi government left the Shia Muslim alliance 10 seats short of an outright parliamentary majority – boosting US and British hopes of a coalition including Sunni and Kurdish groups. Britain’s ambassador to Iraq, William Patey, said after the results were announced that an ‘inclusive government of national unity’ would help chances of a ‘significant’ withdrawal of the UK’s 8,000 troops. Full Story

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