Dutch soldiers stay in Iraq

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2 February 2007, AMSTERDAM - The government decided on Friday that a small contingent of Dutch soldiers will remain an extra six months in Iraq to train members of the security organisations.

2 February 2007

AMSTERDAM  - The government decided on Friday that a small contingent of Dutch soldiers will remain  an extra six months in Iraq to train members of the security organisations.

There are 14 Dutch soldiers in Iraq, one fewer than at the start of the operation in February 2005.

The Dutch contribution to the NATO training mission was supposed to end in mid-February but will run now until mid-August.

The NATO mission is focussed on building up the Iraqi security sector, which is crucial to the success of the political reconstruction process.

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