01/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

British Iraq Pullout To Begin In March: Reports

Britain will start withdrawing most of its more than 4,000 troops from Iraq in March and plans to leave only 400 personnel by mid-2009, British newspapers reported Wednesday.

The newspapers, all quoting an unnamed senior defense source, said a force of several thousand U.S. troops would replace the British troops and move into their base at the airport on the outskirts of the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

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