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Allied forces holding 3,500 PoW: Rumsfeld

There are "in excess of 3,500 Iraq prisoners of war," the US Defence Secretary said, adding that thousands more Iraqis were part of units that disbanded.

india Updated: Mar 26, 2003 00:51 IST

US-led forces are holding more than 3,500 prisoners of war in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Tuesday.

There are "in excess of 3,500 Iraq prisoners of war," Rumsfeld said, adding that thousands more Iraqis were part of units that disbanded.

First Published: Mar 26, 2003 00:51 IST