Azerbaijan to withdraw peacekeepers from Kosovo 2008-03-05 01:27:52   Print

    MOSCOW, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Azerbaijan is to recall its peacekeepers from Kosovo after the region's self-proclamation of independence, according to reports reaching here on Tuesday.

    The Azerbaijani parliament has approved a bill proposed by President Ilkham Aliyev on Tuesday to pull out the country's peacekeepers, 34 servicemen within a Turkish battalion since September 1999, Itar-Tass news agency reported, citing Azeri lawmakers.

    Kosovo, a southern autonomous province within Serbia before the breakup of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, unilaterally declared its independence on Feb. 17.     

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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