Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Latvia rotates infantry company in Iraq

The Latvian infantry company has successfully finished its tour in Iraq with the Polish (in Al-Hillah with the Polish Multinational Division Central-South). Many plaudits and no casualties, despite working outside the wire daily.

One of the local Russian language newspapers of course made it front page news, complete with the dodgy headline "Raid on Iraq" and a rather out of date picture of agressive looking Latvian soldiers waving M-16s. While actual Latvian news sources have virtually ignored this event, it was picked up by a Chinese news outlet. Strange, no?

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