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No Italian police deployed to Syria amid 'uncertainty'


Rome, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) will not send police officers to "as long as the political and military situation remains uncertain", has said.

has not received a request to deploy policemen to although it had discussed with the US the idea of extending its police training mission in to the war-wracked country, she told Italian daily

"But our position is clear: as long as the political and military situation remains uncertain, our decision remains to support the coalition in

"We have the second largest number of security force members there after the US," said.

will cut its 1,500-strong military contingent in this year, drawing down at least 700 troops, told a summit here on Tuesday.

Fifteen defence ministers from the US-led global coalition against the Islamic State jihadist group attended Tuesday's summit including US



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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 23:02 IST