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No Extension of US Pullback Date from Cities

BAGHDAD (AP) - The Iraqi government says the June 30 deadline
for U.S. troops to withdraw from urban areas in Iraq is
"non-extendable."
A rise in violence has prompted concern about whether Iraqi
forces are prepared to take over security responsibilities. In
particular, U.S. commanders have pointed to the northern city of
Mosul as a possible exception to the withdrawal plans.
But spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said Monday that the government is
committed to the timeline in the U.S.-Iraqi security agreement,
calling the withdraw deadline "non-extendable."
The agreement calls for American forces to pull back from cities
by the end of June and from the rest of the country by the end of
2011.


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