Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Denmark to send helicopters, 55 soldiers to Iraq

A Danish soldier accompanies an RAF Regiment gunner on a joint patrol in southern Iraq, where Danish forces operate under British command.
Denmark, a U.S. ally in the war in Iraq, will send four helicopters and 55 soldiers in the coming days to assist British troops in the southern base command of Basra, an official said July 24.

“Four Fennec helicopters as well as 55 men will participate in the surveillance and observation missions to assist the British troops,” Nils Ole Markussen, spokesman for Defence Command Denmark (FKO) told AFP.

The deployment was announced in February by the Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, as Denmark announced the withdrawal in August of its 430 ground troops stationed in Basra in southern Iraq under British command.

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