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Some 30 countries are backing America in its war against Iraq.

The US State Department released a list of the those countries who are in
the Coalition for the Immediate Disarmament of Iraq.

Britain is included as is Turkey, which has yet to give the US permission to
use its military bases.

Secretary of State Colin Powell said he was confident Turkey would allow US
forces to use its terrirtory to attack northern Iraq.

Japan is the only country added which says it will only help after the war.

Afghanistan, which was the last country to be attacked by the US when it
sought to expel the Taliban, is also included.

The full list of countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Colombia, Czech
Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia,
Hungary, Italy, Japan (post conflict), South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania,
Macedonia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Slovakia,
Spain, Turkey, Britain, Uzbekistan

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