US Spokesman Announces Further Troop Cuts From Iraq

A spokesman for the US forces says that more US troops will be heading home soon.
Aswat Aliraq reported:

A spokesman for U.S. forces in Iraq on Wednesday said that a further withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq is on the cards, reiterating his country’s assertions that negotiations with Iraq on the long-term security agreement are moving forward.

“Four of the five brigades, which were added to the Multi-National Force (MNF) in Iraq in June 2007, have pulled out. In July 2008, the remaining brigade, along with two Marine battalions, will follow suit,” General Kevin Bergner said during a Baghdad-based press conference today.

Bergner said that a further troop withdrawal will be possible after commanders submit their reports about the progress of the security situation to the top commander.



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