U.S. soldiers quit Iraq: French magazine
by Kyodo News, December 4th, 2003
PARIS, Dec 04, 2003 (Kyodo via COMTEX) -- One thousand and seven hundred
U.S. soldiers have deserted their posts in Iraq, with many of them
failing to return to military duty after getting permission to go back
to the United States, according to the French weekly magazine Le Canard
The magazine, known for its satires and exposes, said the French
intelligence agency obtained the information from what it described an
Citing a senior French official posted in Washington, the magazine also
said that 7,000 U.S. soldiers have left Iraq allegedly due to
psychological troubles and other illnesses.
Some 2,200 others sustained serious injuries including the loss of
limbs, it said.
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