HL Deb 05 February 1996 vol 569 c5WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether it is their understanding that, when the 20,000 United States troops deployed to IFOR withdraw after 12 months, the other 12,000 United States troops and United States forces such as the CIA will also withdraw.

Lord Chesham:

All 20,000 United States troops in the NATO-led Implementation Force (IFOR) are expected to be withdrawn this year. The mandate of the UN Preventative Deployment Force (UNPREDEP) in Macedonia, which includes 565 American troops, expires on 30 May 1996.