Berlin deploys 10 percent ofpossible anti-terror troops

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27 October 2004 , BERLIN - The German government said Wednesday it has deployed 10 per cent of the maximum number of troops it is mandated to send abroad for anti-terrorist operations by parliament. Germany can send up to 3,100 troops for the international anti-terror operations Enduring Freedom and Active Endeavour. Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's chief spokesman, Bela Anda, said the government had currently deployed about 10 percent these soldiers. "This should not be interpreted ... as a lower threat sce

27 October 2004

BERLIN - The German government said Wednesday it has deployed 10 per cent of the maximum number of troops it is mandated to send abroad for anti-terrorist operations by parliament.

Germany can send up to 3,100 troops for the international anti-terror operations Enduring Freedom and Active Endeavour.

Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's chief spokesman, Bela Anda, said the government had currently deployed about 10 percent these soldiers.

"This should not be interpreted ... as a lower threat scenario," said Anda.

A German naval frigate is stationed off the Horn of Africa and German air force planes and ships help patrol the Mediterranean.

Schroeder's cabinet voted to approve a one-year extension of the troop mandate and a final decision by parliament is expected by mid November.

DPA

Subject: German news

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