No backing out of Iraq

  • 2003-07-17
  • Agence France Presse
VILNIUSLithuania has no intention of recalling its peacekeepers from Iraq over extremist threats and will not alter plans to send another group of military personnel to the region, a senior Lithuanian minister said July 15."These threats do not change the country's policy and they do not change our plans," Defense Minister Linas Linkevicius said."We heard similar threats long before we sent our first troops to Iraq," he added.A previously unknown group, calling itself the Iraqi Jihad Movement, said on July 14 it would wage attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq.On July 13, meanwhile, a terrori...
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