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Polish contribution to the 2003 Gulf War

Poland announced it will sent about 200 troops to Persian Gulf during 2003 invasion of Iraq and was the fourth country that had fighting troops in Iraq (with the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia).

The Polish contingent contained (total: 184 troops):

  • 54 soldiers from the elite GROM commando unit (it is known that these were involved in direct fighting with the Iraqi army)
  • the logistic support ship "Xawery Czarniecki" with over 50 crew and a FORMOZA navy commando unit
  • 74 antichemical contamination troops

Also a 53-man antichemical contamination unit was ready to be sent to Turkey, but because of the quick victory it was stopped one day before departure.

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