07/30/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

British Troops To Pull Out Of Iraq Next Year

Most of Britain's troops will be out of Iraq in a year, six years after the American-led invasion, Gordon Brown indicated yesterday.

British Forces will remain at their present strength of 4,100 for the remainder of the year but there will be a "fundamental change of mission" in the first months of 2009.

According to defence and political sources, the numbers will be down to a "few hundreds" by next summer.

This emerged after Mr Brown told MPs that the mission would change "as we make the transition to a long-term bilateral partnership with Iraq, similar to the normal relationships which our military forces have with other important countries in the region".

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