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Officer: Exiting Troops May Face Conflict

Foreign troops will face more opposition and not less in

Iraq when the decision is made to begin a withdrawal from the country, a British army commander said Thursday. Popular consent for the troop presence would likely quickly erode as soldiers prepared to leave. said Lt. Col. James Hopkinson, head of Britain’s Basra City Battle Group. Some British troops may be able to withdraw by year’s end depending on the Iraqi government’s ability to control security, British defense secretary John Reid said Tuesday. Full Story

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