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Korea to Send Replacement Toops to Iraq

News2008-05-28
Korea to Send Replacement Toops to Iraq

The Korean military held a ceremony in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province to send off 261 troops to replace those who were deployed to northern Iraq.

An advance team of 39 soldiers left for Iraq last week.

The 261 troops, who will fly to Iraq on Thursday, have taken classes in the local language and culture and the maintenance of automobiles and computers.

Since its deployment to Iraq in 2004, the Zaytun Unit has been involved in peacekeeping and restoration of the Kurdish region of Arbil in northern Iraq.

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