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Australian troops to redeploy in Iraq

Hundreds of Australian troops are to redeploy for a more dangerous mission in Iraq, Prime Minister John Howard’s government said, sparking calls to bring them home. Defence Minister Brendan Nelson said that 460 soldiers currently guarding Japanese engineers in the southern city of Samawa would move soon to the nearby city of Tallil. They would provide back-up and training for Iraqi forces who are set to take control of the southern province of Al-Muthanna, and help secure the dangerous Syrian border, Nelson said. Full Story

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