Iraq confirms departure of last British forces: spokesman

22nd May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain's naval training mission in Iraq concluded on Sunday and there are no more British military personnel in the country, Baghdad's government spokesman told AFP.

"Yes, they have finished," Ali al-Dabbagh said in a text message in response to a question asking whether British forces had finished the training mission.

Asked to confirm that there were no more British soldiers or sailors left in Iraq, Dabbagh replied: "Yes."

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