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U.S. Army Gen. John Abizaid, second from right, is escorted by Polish troops during a visit to Camp Babylon, Iraq, on April 8, 2004. Abizaid, the commander of U.S. Central Command, received a briefing on operations conducted in the area. A Polish general commands the Multinational Division Central South, which is comprised of 21 different nations.  
Multinational Division (Central South)

Soldiers: Approximately 9,000

Deployed to: South central Iraq

Units: The division is commanded by the Polish military contingent, and has several national contingents under its command. The division includes the following units:

Poland: 2,400 soldiers from the 12th Mechanized Brigade

Ukraine: 1,700 soldiers from the 6th Mechanized Brigade

Bulgaria: Approximately 470 soldiers of the 1st Bulgarian Infantry Battalion

El Salvador: 360 soldiers of the Cuscatalan Battalion

Denmark: The Danish battle group includes 367 troops and consists of a light armored reconnaissance squadron, a special operations forces detachment, a medical platoon, a mine clearing and explosive ordnance disposal unit, an engineering detachment, and staff and liaison officers for the combined headquarters.

Lithuania: 45 soldiers of the Grand Duchess Birute Motorized Infantry Battalion

Duties: The division provides security the southern portion of the country between Baghdad and Basra, including the provinces of Babil, Wasit, Karbala, Quadisiyah And Najaf. Other countries that have provided troops include Hungary, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Romania, Slovakia and Thailand. Spain had contributed 1,300 soldiers of the Ultra Plus Brigade but withdrew those soldiers in April 2004. The Dominican Republican and Georgia also have withdrawn their forces.

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