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British royalty comes to Iraq war

Feb 23, 2007 05:14 PM IST India India

London: The news is official now. Prince Harry, the third in line for the British throne is going to Iraq. The British Ministry of Defense confirmed the news of the Prince’s deployment to Iraq in the coming few weeks. Harry is the first Royal to serve in combat services in the past 25 years. The Prince will be serving in the Iraqi city Basra for six months. His appointment is a part of long standing rotation of British troops including 7100 soldiers in Iraq. The confirmation came a day after British Prime Minister declared withdrawal of soldiers from Iraq. Around 100 British soldiers have been killed in Iraq till date. However, the Prince is ready to fight for his country and his wish to serve the nation is granted.