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Bush’s troop reduction announcement leaves Iraqi politicians cold

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Despite the reduction in violence in Iraq , the Christian minorities in the country are still kidnapped and killed. At least two Christians were recently killed in the city of Mosul .

09/10/2008 Iraq (The Earth Times)-Baghdad – Iraq’s politicians have not reacted significantly to US President George W. Bush’s announcement on Tuesday that he would withdraw 8,000 combat troops from the country by February next year. One of the few to make a statement on the development, parliamentarian Osama al-Najafi, said drily on Wednesday that “We know that this is merely election propaganda for the ( US ) Republican Party.”

Meanwhile, unidentified gunmen killed an Iraqi Christian civilian in western Mosul on Wednesday, according to the Voices of Iraq news agency (VOI).

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