Accessibility links

El Salvador to Send More Troops to Iraq

El Salvador is preparing to send another contingent of 380 soldiers to Iraq.

Salvadoran President Antonio Saca said the troops will be participating in humanitarian activities such as building water systems and other infrastructure projects.

The French news agency, AFP, reports the latest troops will relieve an earlier contingent stationed about 100 kilometers south of Baghdad.

El Salvador is the only Latin American country which still has troops in Iraq.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.