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Britain hopes to pull out most troops from Iraq by mid-2008: report

Britain will pull most of its troops from Iraq by the middle of 2008 under a phased withdrawal that could begin within months, Britain’s top army officer there said in an interview. Lieutenant General Nick Houghton, quoted by The Daily Telegraph, said the army plans to go ahead with such a withdrawal because it is confident it can be replaced by Iraq’s newly trained 225,000 soldiers and police officers. More than 8,000 British troops are currently deployed in Iraq. Full Story

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