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Iraq troop pull out

Richard Bowen | 11:20 UK time, Wednesday, 21 February 2007

The British Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced that the UK will cut 1,600 troops from it's deployment in southern Iraq over the coming months. This despite many in Southern Iraq feeling it is now in the grip of Shia militias. Over the past few weeks we've been asking you how you feel about the situation in Iraq.Do you think the pull out is the right decision? Or is it too early? Are troops from your country currently in Iraq? Should they now pull out?

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