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Kazakhstan To Maintain Troop Levels In Iraq


http://gdb.rferl.org/3E1F17E1-542A-48BE-9CCF-12A73F83A78B_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/3E1F17E1-542A-48BE-9CCF-12A73F83A78B_mw800_mh600.jpg Kazakh troops receiving U.S. military training (file photo) (USDoD) March 30, 2006 -- Kazakhstan's defense minister, Mukhtar Altynbaev, said on March 29 that the size of the country's military contingent in Iraq will not change.


Most of Kazakhstan's troops in Iraq are part of an engineering team involved in mine-clearance operations and ensuring the provision of adequate water supplies to the local population. The troops have a six-month tour of duty.


(Interfax)

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