Only 19 Slovaks opted to take a special flight for Czech and Slovak civilians out of the Kuwait just hours before the outbreak of war in neighbouring Iraq. More than 80 Slovaks are staying.
Slovak oncologist Ján Gyárfáš said, "Of course, [my wife and children in Slovakia] are frightened for me, but they trust my assessment of the situation."
Slovakia also has 69 soldiers based in Iraq as part of a joint anti-chemical defence unit with 358 Czech soldiers.
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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20. Mar 2003 at 12:32