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Hungary Considers Iraqi Training Mission


Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany says his country is considering sending non-combat troops to Iraq as part of a NATO effort to help train that country's security forces.

The prime minister made the comments in an interview with Hungarian radio Tuesday.

Senior NATO officials say the Western alliance plans to train about 1,000 Iraqi officers each year.

On Monday, Hungary's parliament rejected a government proposal to extend the stay of the country's 300 non-combat troops in Iraq past Iraqi elections scheduled for January.

Some of this information provided by Reuters and AP.

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