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Italy to slash military presence in Iraq

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Rome, Feb 14 (IANS/AKI) will cut its 1,500 military contingent in this year, drawing down at least 700 troops, it was announced at a summit in Rome, daily reported on Wednesday.

Italian was among 15 defence ministers from the global coalition fighting the Islamic State jihadist group who attended Tuesday's summit.

The meeting focused on foreign fighters, preventing a resurgence of IS and reconstructing areas of and formerly under the terror group's control.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 20:48 IST
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