WORLD : Cuban Troops to Leave Ethiopia

From Times Wire Services

Cuban troops sent to Ethiopia to help the Marxist government in its war against Somalia will start leaving Saturday, the Cuban Armed Forces said in a statement today.

The statement did not give details on the number of soldiers to leave, but in January, 1984, Cuba began reducing the number of troops in the northeast African country from 10,500 to 3,000. At the height of the fighting in 1978 Cuba was believed to have about 20,000 troops in Ethiopia.

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