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Japan may start Iraq troop withdrawal in June: report

Japan may begin withdrawing its noncombat troops from southern Iraq as early as next month, winding down the country’s riskiest mission since World War Two, a newspaper reported on Saturday. No formal decision had been made on when to bring the roughly 600 troops home from the southern city of Samawa, where they have been engaged in reconstruction work. But some officials had said the unstable situation in Iraq might delay the withdrawal to as late as autumn. Full Story

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