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British Relief Forces to Pull Out of Aceh Province in Indonesia

British military personnel are due to leave Indonesia's tsunami-devastated Aceh province Sunday after more than a month working on relief efforts.

British pilots and other personnel have been in Indonesia since the first week in January.

The British Embassy in Jakarta says a Royal Navy vessel will stay in Indonesian waters.

The United States has already started scaling back military relief efforts in Indonesia by pulling out an aircraft carrier that operated a major helicopter relief operation. Australia has announced plans to withdraw relief forces, as well.

Indonesia was the nation hardest-hit by the December 26 tsunami. Indonesian officials say the death toll in the country has risen to at least 117,000, while the number of missing and presumed dead remained at nearly 115,000.

Some information provided by AP and AFP.