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Italy’s Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema, speaking from Baghdad, has announced that Italy is to begin reducing its troop numbers in Iraq this month and that all Italian troops will have been withdrawn by the end of the year.

Premier Romano Prodi pointed out in Parliament yesterday that the withdrawal of Italy’s 2,700 troops had been part of his electoral platform ahead of last month's general election.

7 June 2006

 Last updated: 07/06/2006 10:32:00



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