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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-01-08 04:17 PM
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Australia's Iraq Combat Operations Have Ended

Australia's Iraq Combat Operations Have Ended

TANALEE SMITH | June 1, 2008 07:40 AM EST | AP


SYDNEY, Australia Australia, a staunch U.S. ally and one of the first countries to commit troops to the Iraq war five years ago, ended combat operations there Sunday, a Defense Department official said.

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was swept into office in November largely on the promise that he would bring home the country's 550 combat troops by the middle of 2008.

Rudd has said the Iraq deployment has made Australia more of a target for terrorism.

The combat troops are expected to return home over the next few weeks. Local media reports said the first of the soldiers had already landed in Australia on Sunday afternoon.

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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-01-08 04:18 PM
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1. Mission Accomplished, chaps! Job well done.
Thank you for your support. :thumbsup:
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-01-08 04:29 PM
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3. That is what we should do. Declare victory and get the f out
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-01-08 04:28 PM
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2. Any word from Poland?
See, I didn't for get.
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