posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 10:11 AM
Britain could start pulling its forces out of Iraq within a year according to Prime Misister Tony Blair. Blair said there was no question of British
troops quitting Iraq but before that could happen Iraq Security Forces would have to be strong enough to handle thier own security. Britain has about
8,000 soldiers in Iraq, stationed mainly in the south.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could start pulling its soldiers out of Iraq next year if local forces are strong enough to keep the peace, British Prime
Minister Tony Blair said on Monday.
"I think it's entirely reasonable to talk about the possibility of withdrawal of troops next year but it's got to be always conditioned by the fact
that we withdraw when the job is done," Blair told reporters after talks with Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdul Mahdi.
Signs of a developing timetable are growing. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said on Sunday British troops could leave the country within a year
because Iraqi security forces would be ready to replace them.
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Well its good that the British has a plan to get out of Iraq and a fairly reasonable time table that I think they could possibly make.
[edit on 18-11-2005 by asala]