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  More troops may be sent to Iraq
Updated 04 September 2003, 21.10
A British soldier in his foxhole
The government is thinking about sending more troops to Iraq, but Prime Minister Tony Blair said no final decision had been made.

Although the war in Iraq officially ended in May, fighting and terrorist attacks are still taking place.

A British soldier plays football with an Iraqi boy
A British soldier plays football with an Iraqi boy
In his monthly meeting with the press, Mr Blair said that the government was examining the number of British soldiers in Iraq to see if more were needed.

But he also insisted that reviews like this happened all the time, and that it was nothing to be worried about.

There have been several bombings in Iraq, aimed at oil and water pipes, and some which have killed innocent Iraqis as well as foreign soldiers and aid-workers.

Serious situation

Mr Blair admitted that there was a "serious situation" in Iraq, but told journalists that most normal Iraqis were not against the US led forces.

He said "This is the British and American forces and the vast majority of Iraqis versus a small number of Saddam's supporters and an increasing number of outside terrorist groups."

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