6,913. 11/25/2006

“Italy had about 2,700 troops in southern Iraq–the third-largest foreign contingent after the American and British occupation forces. But these troops were withdrawn from Iraq during the second half of [late November] 2006, following [Prime Minister Silvio] Berlusconi’s election defeat.” [The 25th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Deepak Tripathi, Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan, Page 37

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