- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -

British troops to withdraw from Iraq by June

Posted By admin On December 10, 2008 @ 11:32 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Thomas Harding
London Telegraph [1]
Wednesday, Dec 10, 2008

The withdrawal of the 4,000 British troops in Iraq will be completed by next June, a senior defence source has disclosed.

The Prime Minister is expected to make an announcement in the New Year laying out the timetable for the pull out after more than six years in the country.

While a replacement brigade of another 4,000 troops is already training to replace the current force, no decision has been made yet on whether any elements will be sent to Afghanistan.

But it is understood that the fleet of half a dozen medium list Merlin helicopters and a number of reconnaissance drones will be sent to help the fourth in Helmand almost immediately.

(ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW)

With the Americans formulating their final exit plans with the Iraqi Government, that will be finalised once the President-elect, Barack Obama, takes power, the British are expected to conclude the final state of their forces in Iraq in the coming weeks.

It is expected that a number of troops will remain to continue the “Sandhurst in the desert training” of Iraqi officers and a few hundred Royal Navy personnel to mentor Iraqi sailors in the port south of Basra.

Full article here [1]


Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com

URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/british-troops-to-withdraw-from-iraq-by-june.html

URLs in this post:

[1] London Telegraph : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/3692049/British-troops-to-withdraw-from-Iraq-by-June.html

[2] Obama Drops 2009 Pledge to Withdraw Combat Troops from Iraq: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-drops-2009-pledge-to-withdraw-combat-troops-from-iraq.html

[3] British government ‘to pull troops out of Iraq by mid-2009’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/british-government-%e2%80%98to-pull-troops-out-of-iraq-by-mid-2009%e2%80%99.html

[4] No British troops for Obama ‘surge’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-british-troops-for-obama-surge.html

[5] All US troops to pull out of Iraq by 2011: http://www.prisonplanet.com/all-us-troops-to-pull-out-of-iraq-by-2011.html

[6] Obama envoy secretly promised to keep troops in Iraq after 2011, Iraqi intelligence official says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-envoy-secretly-promised-to-keep-troops-in-iraq-after-2011-iraqi-intelligence-official-says.html

Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.