Thursday, October 20, 2005

Danish force in Iraq has cost almost 1bn crowns

From Forbes:

Danish defence minister Soeren Gade told the parliamentary defence committee that Denmark's troop deployment in Iraq over the past two and a half years has cost 967 mln dkr up to September 13.

But the figure only covers charges linked to the deployment, such as logistics, running the contingent's camp and equipment, and does not take basic salaries of the soldiers into account, committee member Per Kaalund of the opposition Social Democrats said.

Since June 2003 Denmark has had 530 troops in Iraq, mainly stationed near Basra in the south of the country under British command.


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