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Last Slovak soldiers in Iraq could come home this year

The last two Slovak soldiers in Iraq could be coming home by the end of the year. This follows from the proposal to end the Slovak Armed Forces’ involvement in the Operation Iraqi Freedom, which will be discussed by the government on Wednesday, November 7.

According to the proposal, the soldiers would be withdrawn because of the worsening situation, with an increased risk in the area of their operation. Another reason outlined in the proposal is that the Slovak soldiers have fulfilled all the tasks they were assigned by the Central South International Division command.

There have been 718 Slovak soldiers sent to Iraq since 2003 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and NTM-I (NATO Training Mission).

-TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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