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Bulgaria sends 154 troops to Iraq

Bulgaria, which pulled its troops out of Iraq last year, has dispatched a new contingent on a “peacekeeping and humanitarian” mission to guard an Iranian refugee camp north of Baghdad. The 120-troop contingent and 34 supporting military personnel will be in charge of “policing and administering the repatriation centre inside the Ashraf camp,” 70 kilometres (45 miles) north of the capital Baghdad, a defence ministry statement said Wednesday. They will be equipped with “non-lethal arms,” such as gas sprays, electroshock guns and light and sound signal grenades, it added. Full Story

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