Lithuania pulls out of Iraq

  • 2008-12-18
  • TBT Staff in cooperation with BNS
VILNIUS - The last few troops that Lithuania had committed to the U.S.-ledinternational mission Iraqi Freedom have been pulled out.

The four remaining Lithuanian soldiersconcluded their service as multinational force staff in Iraq on Tuesday.

Present in the ceremony whereupon Lithuaniansoldiers vacate themultinational force staff in Baghdad, LithuanianArmed Forces Joint StaffChief, Brigadier-General Algis Vaiceliunas thanked coalition partners,chiefs and Lithuaniansoldiers for cooperation and trust, the DefenseMinistry said.

Lithuaniansoldiers have been taking part in the operation in Iraq as ofApril of 2003. Over 750 soldiers served on the operation over the fouryears. Lithuaniasent at most 130 soldiers to Iraq in any given point intime in the duration of the mission.