of RN Training Team personnel from Iraq
are delighted to confirm that all eight members of the
Royal Naval Training Team based in southern Iraq, who
were detained by the Iranian authorities on 21 June
2004, are now back with British forces in Iraq.
are fit and well, and in good heart.
have been taken to the Shaibah Logistics base near Basrah,
where they will receive a medical check-up and allowed
some time to rest and adjust before being debriefed
to establish the full series of events since they left
Umm Qasr on Monday.
is hoped that they will return to their duties on the
have undergone a stressful experience, and we ask that
you respect their privacy and that of their families.
incident has not detracted from the resolve of the Multi-National
Forces to continue to conduct operations in partnership
with the Iraqi Security Forces, and in support of the
Iraqi Government, in order to bring security and stability
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