15 Dropouts of Bulgaria's Next Iraq Unit

Politics | May 13, 2004, Thursday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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A total of fifteen Bulgarian soldiers from the country's third Iraq unit, scheduled to leave in August, have stated their will to quit.

The news was broken by Bulgarian Darik radio. A total of 450 military men are already part of Bulgaria's next peacekeeping unit for Iraq.

The same problem bothered the country's Defense Ministry in December. Soldiers from Bulgaria's second unit decided to quit following the December 27 attack that claimed the life of five Bulgarians in Iraq. Those were Bulgaria's first casualties in Iraq.

After Senior Sergeant Dimitar Dimitrov was killed in an ambush in Karbala in April many soldiers from the second battalion that is already in Iraq filed reports to return to Bulgaria. Last week, however, Bulgaria's Army Chief Gen. Nikola Kolev explained that the soldiers that decide to quit their mission in Iraq should be punished.
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