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Only 500 left in Keflavík

Only 500 American soldiers will remain at the NATO base in Keflavík by the end of the week, according to RÚV. Three fighter jets and two helicopters also remain at the base. In mid-March, an estimated 2,000 Americans were situated in Keflavík. Service for the men at the base has been gradually reduced and by the end of the month, ADSL connections will be closed for telephone and cable TV connections. The food store, restaurant, internet café, library and swimming pool will be closed as well.

So far American authorities have only said that there will be no permanent base in Iceland. No further information about the fate of the area has been disclosed although the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iceland has called for contractors to maintain buildings and other constructions on the base.

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