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IRAQ: Coalition collapses

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  • Dave Riley
    Published on Friday, November 14, 2003 by the lndependent/UK Role Troops/Casua lties Current status United States Control of north and central Iraq, HQ in
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 16, 2003
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      Published on Friday, November 14, 2003 by the lndependent/UK  


      Role
      Troops/Casualties
      Current status
      United States
      Control of north and central Iraq, HQ in Baghdad
      130,000/397
      57% back war, down from 68% in May. Senate investigates US intelligence behind invasion. War is election issue
      United Kingdom
      Control of southern Iraq with HQ in Basra the second biggest city
      9,900/52
      Massive anti-Bush demonstrations planned next week. Blair government in trouble over 'dodgy' intelligence
      Italy
      Engineers, logistics, marines and military police based in Dhiqar
      2,400/17
      36% believe war justified. Fifty more carabinieri sent despite heavy losses in suicide bombing
      Poland
      Controls south- central zone, and commands 9,200 multinational force
      2,350/1
      Huge outcry after soldier's death last week. More than half the country is opposed to the war
      Ukraine
      Serve under Polish- led force policing border with Iran
      1,650/0
      Sent troops to appease US criticism it had busted sanctions to aid Saddam. Sent in 20 additional helicopters
      Spain
      Concentrated in Shia Muslim areas south of Basra
      1,250/3
      Only 15 per cent think war is justified. Prime Minister Aznar ignored huge anti-war feeling in the country
      Netherlands
      Engineers and military police based around Masayna
      1,100/0
      Troops on heightened alert because they are operating in dangerous area. Almost half of public in favor of war
      Australia
      Operating around Baghdad airport and helping in weapons hunt
      800/0
      Parliamentary inquiry into intelligence justifying war. Critics say Prime Minister Howard is in Bush's pocket
      Romania
      Based in Nasiriyah, troops are training Iraqi police
      700/0
      Extra 56 troops to be sent
      Bulgaria
      Based in the Shia holy city of Karbala, under Polish command
      500/0
      Moved diplomats from Baghdad to Amman, Jordan, last month
      Denmark
      Stationed in north Basra, under British command
      420/0
      Highest support in the EU for war, with 57% in favor But Defense Minister refuses to send more troops
      Czech Republic
      Runs field hospitals and has police in Basra and Masour
      400/0
      Public support for war has fallen from about half to 10 per cent. Troops are due to be withdrawn next month
      Norway
      Engineers based with British troops in Basra in southern Iraq
      179/0
      Prime Minister Bondevik said country was against war, but willing to help in the mission to rebuild Iraq
      Azerbaijan
      Under US command, mainly guarding the Shia holy sites
      150/0
      Troops are due to pull out in January
      Hungary
      Logistics experts based in Hillah under Polish command
      140/0
      Set to keep troops in Iraq until end of next year. More than 80 per cent of public are against the war
      Portugal
      Based in Basra. Troops under British command
      128/0
      Avoided sending soldiers to Nasiriyah because of danger. About one third of public think war justified
      New Zealand
      Engineering, humanitarian aid and reconnaissance
      61/0
      47% backed war, but Prime Minister Helen Clark said it would never have happened had Al Gore been president
      South Korea
      Staunch ally of the US, said it was willing to send up to 5,000 troops
      0/0
      Has reduced the number of troops it plans to send from 5,000 to 3,000, but has set no date for their deployment
      Turkey
      Was to be first Muslim nation to participate, offering 10,000 troops
      0/0
      Plans to send 10,000 troops cancelled after opposition from Turkish public and Iraqi Governing Council
      Japan
      Had proposed guarding reconstruction in southern Iraq
      0/0
      Reversed decision to send 1,000 soldiers. One third of public in favor of war

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