Honduras considers leaving Iraq

by on April 19th, 2004


TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) – Honduras is considering withdrawing its 370 troops from Iraq, worried by spiraling violence and pressured by Spain’s decision to pull its forces out, the government said on Monday.

“The government has ordered an urgent and detailed evaluation of the situation with the goal of taking appropriate measures in the short term,” Foreign Minister Leonidas Rosa Bautista told reporters.

El Salvador, another Central American nation with troops in Iraq, said it will keep its 300 soldiers on Iraqi soil until the start of August, the end of a scheduled six-month stay.

Etalkinghead Staff