2 Bulgarian Soldiers Recalled from Iraq

Politics | March 30, 2007, Friday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 1

Two Bulgarian soldiers have been recalled from their mission in Iraq, Darik News reported.

The troops were part of Bulgaria's non-combat unit that guards the Ashraf refugee camp, located 60 km north of Baghdad.

Petar Tsvetanov will return to Bulgaria to be back with his family, but the reason for corporal Yordan Slavov to be recalled is poor discipline. Unofficial information shows that Slavov put at risk an operation of the unit after falling out with his colleagues.

The news comes just weeks after a scandalous amateur Web video exposed Bulgarian soldiers' humiliating attitude towards Iraqis. The battalion, which was deployed in Kerbala from January 15 to July 15, 2004, used to go on patrolling in the area. It was exactly during such a mission that the video was shot, the ministry announced.

In the video, the soldiers are calling young local citizens names with a Bulgarian word, which means dirty Roma and has an offensive connotation.

The defence ministry warned it would be merciless in bringing to justice everyone who breaches the discipline in the army.
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#1
lytom - 30 Mar 2007 // 18:30:11

What comes to mind is
Disgust with the bulgarian military.
Disgust with the government, for sending soldiers to Iraq to occupy Iraq and to offend Iraqi.
This video took place when Bulgarian government was using cheap words "of defending the freedom of Iraqi".
Get out of Iraq!

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