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Government Admits Commandos Are in Iraq

March 25, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Poland admitted that an elite commando unit had taken active part in the U.S.-led attack on Iraq after the soldiers posed for a Reuters news photographer.

The Defense Ministry had denied that special forces were involved in combat, but Monday it confirmed their participation after newspapers splashed photos of the soldiers in the Iraqi port of Umm al Qasr.

Defense Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski refused to divulge details of the troops' role.

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