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March 24, 2003
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British Jewish soldiers serving in Iraq are being allowed to erase mention of their religion from their dog tags in an attempt to escape torture if captured. The British Ministry of Defense made the decision to allow the removals following concerns expressed by the British Jewish community about possible torture. There are an estimated 15 Jewish soldiers among the 45,000 British soldiers aiding the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

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