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The Yugoslav Army Is Finally Leaving Slovenia

Ljubljana, 21 October - The Yugoslav Army is finally leaving Slovenia, was stated by the defence minister Janez Janša at today's meeting of the assembly commission. The agreement signed on Saturday between the representatives of Slovenia and the Yugoslav Army more precisely orders the withdrawal of the remains of the YA from Slovenia and the ordering of all open issues. Thus it has been agreed that all 2,400 soldiers will withdraw with their personal equipment and personal arms over the Koper port. Sometime before twelve O'clock this morning, the Galeb ship set sail with 1,130 members of the YA, while the rest are to leave today. It has also been agreed that 200 noncombatant army vehicles will be taken from Slovenia, while the combatant equipment will be warehoused in three big warehouses in Vrhnika, Cerklje and Mačkevo near Postojna. This equipment will be safeguarded by 120 civilians, which will be assigned and paid by the army. It has also been agreed that all moveable and immovable property of the army hospital in Ljubljana, the health spa in Rimske Toplice and the Remontni Zavod Bregana are to be transferred into the hands of the territorial defence. All army dwellings in Slovenia are also to pass under the control of the Ministry of Defence, while Slovenia will order the issue of military pensions to citizens of Slovenia as well as their social security.

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