U.N. moves civilian staff from Kuwait-Iraq border
U.N. military observers on the Iraq-Kuwait border said on Saturday they were withdrawing civilian staff to Kuwait city for their own safety in view of a possible U.S. invasion of Iraq.
"We are doing this as a protective measure for their safety in view of the situation," said Daljeet Bagga, spokesman of the U.N. Iraq-Kuwait Observer Mission (UNIKOM).
He told Reuters that UNIKOM had begun removing on Saturday some of its 230 civilian U.N. staff from their residential quarters in the demilitarized zone. He said more of them would go on Sunday.
He said UNIKOM's 195 observers and its 775 Bangladeshi military support units would stay in place. (Albawaba.com)
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