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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:54 AM
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Bulgaria asks U.S. to reinforce its troops in Iraq
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L0783640.htm

SOFIA, April 7 (Reuters) - Bulgaria has asked the United States to send troops to reinforce Sofia's 450-strong battalion in the southern Iraqi city of Kerbala, where occupation soldiers are facing a radical Shi'ite uprising.

Bulgarian chief of staff Nikola Kolev said the Bulgarian military base had come under heavy machinegun fire on Tuesday night but there were no casualties.

Deputy Foreign Minister Ivan Petkov called ambassadors of the United States, Britain, Spain and Poland to the foreign ministry on Wednesday asking for back-up for Bulgarian soldiers in Iraq.

"Bulgaria has demanded additional U.S. support for our contingent in Kerbala," Petkov told reporters after the meeting. "I firmly reassert our decision to continue our engagement in Iraq and fight the terror."

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Capt_Nemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:03 AM
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1. You are on your own, suckers!
Uncle Sam has a job to do first in Fallujah and Najaf.
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