NEWS FLASH: Australian Combat Troops to Leave Iraq

Aussie Combat Troops in IraqThe Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has reported that, in accordance with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s election promise, Australian combat troops are to be withdrawn from Iraq by “mid-2008”.  Around 1000 personnel will remain on non-combat duties.

Here is a link to the ABC’s article online: (Copy and paste link into your browser)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/06/01/2261770.htm

This links to a story from earlier this year regarding the pull-out:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/01/29/2148370.htm

Mr. Mithen

(Photo courtesy of ABC Website http://www.abc.net.au)

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