- Title: THAILAND: THAI TROOPS LEAVE FOR IRAQ TO JOIN MULTINATIONAL PEACEKEEPING FORCE
- Date: 28th September 2003
- Summary: (W2) BANGKOK, THAILAND (SEPTEMBER 28, 2003) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. SLV/SV OF THAI SOLDIERS MOVING BAGGAGE (4 SHOTS) 0.22 2. SLV OF BAGGAGE BEING TRANSPORTED ONTO PLANE 0.28 3. SLV/SV MORE OF THAI SOLDIERS TRANSPORTING BAGGAGE AND EQUIPMENT (4 SHOTS) 0.51 4. SLV/SV VARIOUS OF THAI SOLDIERS RECEIVING GARLANDS/BOARDING PLANE (5 SHOTS) 1.22 5. MCU (English) COMMANDER OF TROOPS, COLONEL BOONCSU KERTCHOKE SAYING: "We know that we will have many things to help the Iraqis. And we will help them and we will make friends and we will help them understand us." 1.33 6. SLV/MCU OF RELATIVES OF DEPARTING TROOPS AT AIRPORT/BOY CRYING (2 SHOTS) 1.43 7. GV/SV/LV/SLV OF TROOPS BOARDING PLANE (4 SHOTS) 2.05 8. SV VARIOUS OF RELATIVES WAVING FAREWELL (4 SHOTS) 2.24 9. SV PLANE LEAVING 2.30 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 13th October 2003 13:00
- Location: BANGKOK, THAILAND
- Country: Thailand
- Reuters ID: LVA8AFKPD92YRN3O34NBMHEKML2L
- Story Text: Thai troops leave for Iraq to join multinational
The 443-strong medical and engineering contingent
left Bangkok on Sunday (September 28) night for Iraq.
The troops were given a farewell by their loved ones
before they boarded an airplane at Bangkok military air
The commander of the contingent, Colonel Boongcsu
Kertchoke (pron: bong-soo ker-choke) said he was confident
the deployment would be a successful one.
"We know that we will have many things to help the
Iraqis. And we will help them and we will make friends and
we will help them understand us," he said.
An advance contingent of 21 Thai soldiers left for Iraq
earlier this month to join a Polish-led 10,000 strong
The Thai troops will help cover an area stretching east
from Kerbala to the Iranian border and also the Shia holy
city of Najaf.
The contingent left as Washington intensifies efforts
to get more countries involved in ending the violence
plaguing post-war Iraq.
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