Poland to decide on further Iraq troops in fall

Poland will decide on a possible further stay of Polish troops in Iraq this fall, Defense Minister Aleksander Szczyglo told Polish Radio One on Friday.

Poland to decide on further Iraq troops in fall
Poland will decide on a possible further stay of Polish troops in Iraq this fall, Defense Minister Aleksander Szczyglo told Polish Radio One on Friday.

Szczyglo also confirmed an evacuation plan for Iraqis working for the Polish army in the event of withdrawal.

"We take care of people who "cooperate" with us," he said.

The Polish daily Rzeczpospolita on Wednesday reported the evacuation plan for Iraqis who work for the Polish army and their families.

Currently there are some 900 Polish soldiers in Iraq. At the end of last year, Polish President Lech Kaczynski approved the extension of the mission in Iraq until the end of 2007.

Last month, Kaczynski said no final decision had been made on the future of Polish troops in Iraq.

"This depends on a number of circumstances, above all on the development of the situation (in Iraq) and on how our cooperation with the United States will develop," he said.

Agencies
Last Mod: 10 Ağustos 2007, 17:00
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