Iraq Coalition by the numbers
By The Associated Press
October 9, 2007

A look at troop numbers in the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq:

ALBANIA: 120 non-combat soldiers, mainly patrolling airport in Mosul; no plans to withdraw.

ARMENIA: 46, serving as medics, engineers and transport drivers under Polish command; mission extended to end of 2007.

AUSTRALIA: 550, training security forces in two southern provinces; no plans to withdraw.

AZERBAIJAN: 150, mostly guarding dam near Hadid; no plans to withdraw.

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: 36, including three teams of 10 officers and command team of six.

BRITAIN: 5,000, based in southern Iraq; Prime Minister Gordon Brown says 2,500 to go home by spring.

BULGARIA: 155, guarding refugee camp north of Baghdad.

CZECH REPUBLIC: 100; government working on plan for gradual withdrawal but no timetable.

EL SALVADOR: 300, doing peacekeeping and humanitarian work in southern city of Kut; cuts expected as situation improves.

ESTONIA: 35, serving under U.S. command in Baghdad area.

GEORGIA: about 2,000, based in Kut; to be cut to around 300 by next summer.

KAZAKHSTAN: 27 military engineers; no plans to withdraw.

MACEDONIA: 40, based in Taji, north of Baghdad.

MOLDOVA: 11 bomb-defusing experts.

MONGOLIA: 160; no plans to withdraw.

NETHERLANDS: 15, part of NATO mission training police, army officers; no plans to withdraw.

POLAND: 900 non-combat soldiers, providing command for multinational force south of Baghdad; decision on withdrawal will wait until after 2008 U.S. election.

ROMANIA: About 600, most in south under British command, few dozen military intelligence officers serving north of Baghdad; no plans for withdrawal.

SLOVENIA: Four instructors training Iraqi security forces.

SOUTH KOREA: 1,200, based in northern city of Irbil; government assessing whether to extend mission.

UNITED STATES: Approximately 168,000; President Bush's plans to reduce that to at least 130,000 by next summer.

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