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The Gulf

Allied Navies Say Minesweeping of Gulf almost Complete

Minesweepers belonging to the navies of countries participating in the anti-Iraq coalition say their job ofclearing mines from the waters of the Gulf is almost completed. Dutch,Belgium, French and Italian minesweepers and support ships are due to leave theGulf and return to their home ports soon, according to Italian naval liaisonofficer Salvatore Cervoni. He said that the US-led, nine-member task force...