US army to withdraw up to 6,100 from Germany

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1 August 2005, HEIDELBERG - The United States armed forces announced Friday a withdrawal of up to 6,100 military personnel with 11,000 dependants from southern Germany back to the United States. The withdrawal of the 1st Infantry Division, which has its bases in Bavaria, would begin in October, the U.S. headquarters in Europe in the German city of Heidelberg said. It said the units involved, which had 6,100 personnel, would be relocated, dissolved or merged into other formations. However it could be assume

1 August 2005

HEIDELBERG - The United States armed forces announced Friday a withdrawal of up to 6,100 military personnel with 11,000 dependants from southern Germany back to the United States.

The withdrawal of the 1st Infantry Division, which has its bases in Bavaria, would begin in October, the U.S. headquarters in Europe in the German city of Heidelberg said.

It said the units involved, which had 6,100 personnel, would be relocated, dissolved or merged into other formations. However it could be assumed most of the service people would return to the United States.

The Pentagon is currently redeploying forces worldwide to have them closer to zones of potential crisis.

DPA

Subject: German news

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