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Blair to announce U.K. troop withdrawal from Iraq.

By Payson Schwin on February 20, 2007 at 5:19 pm

"Blair to announce U.K. troop withdrawal from Iraq."

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BBC reports: “Tony Blair is expected to announce a timetable for the withdrawal of UK troops from Iraq. The prime minister is due to make an announcement in the House of Commons on Wednesday in which he is expected clarify the details. Mr Blair is expected to say hundreds of troops will return from Basra within weeks with more to follow later. Some 7,000 UK troops are currently serving in Iraq and about 1,500 are expected to return within weeks.”

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