Blair: Britain Will Reduce Troops in Iraq
Prime Minister Tony Blair tells Parliament that Britain will withdraw some of its forces from Iraq in coming months and assume a reduced role around the southern city of Basra.
"The next chapter in Basra's history will be written by the Iraqis," Blair said.
The White House calls the announcement a "sign of success," not a retreat.
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