Italian troops to Mosul Dam 'in late spring'

Plans at advanced stage say sources

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    (ANSA) - Rome, February 29 - The arrival of some 500 Italian soldiers to protect the Cesena-based Trevi Group's restructuring work on the key Mosul Dam in Iraq has been scheduled for late spring, either May or June, officials said Monday.
    The contingent could be composed of the Garibaldi Brigade bersaglieri with armoured vehicles, plus special forces, sappers and air support, the sources said.
    Reconnaissance and analysis of the area to be secured have already been carried out. Defence ministry plans to deploy the troops are at an advanced stage.


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