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Italy Plans September Withdrawal of Iraq Troops

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Italy Plans September Withdrawal of Iraq Troops

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Italy Plans September Withdrawal of Iraq Troops

Italy Plans September Withdrawal of Iraq Troops

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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announces he will start withdrawing the country's 3,000 troops from Iraq starting in September. Many read the move as a sign that his loyalty to the Bush administration is starting to erode his domestic political strength. Italy's announcement follows the decision of three other countries to pull troops out.