El Salvador Sends New Soldiers To Iraq

January 6th, 2008 Posted By Pat Dollard.

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – A fresh contingent of some 280 Salvadoran soldiers will be deployed to Iraq in February, President Tony Saca said Friday.
The troops will replace soldiers stationed since August in Kut, a city south of Baghdad, he said.

Saca has faced increasing pressure from the opposition to withdraw the Central American nation’s troops from Iraq, but last month gained congressional approval to extend deployments through the end of 2008.

The only Latin American country with troops currently in Iraq, El Salvador has been sending soldiers there since 2003 to do humanitarian work such as building schools and roads. Five Salvadoran soldiers have been killed in Iraq.


4 Responses

  1. cb10

    Mexico, aahhh yes, our fine neighbors to the south. How many troops have they put up on this WOT—-
    Too busy overrunning this country and their federal “cops” are too busy protecting drug /human traffickers. It might be best to count them out anyway.
    Still the cruise ships are full of “gringos” pouring dollars into that POS corrupt country go figure—-

  2. John Cunningham

    Completely forgot all about El Salvador, some have very little but, give so much.

  3. Egfrow

    Who’s they send, MS-13?

  4. John Cunningham

    Egfrow, whatever works.

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