SOLDIERS are to be deployed in Italian cities as Silvio Berlusconi, the prime minister, cracks down on crime as part of his government's new domestic security package. The troops – drawn from those who have served abroad – will patrol alongside regular state police and carabinieri paramilitary police.
Mr Berlusconi came back to power two months ago after campaigning on a strong law and order manifesto.
The cities earmarked for troop patrols are Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, Genoa, Bologna, Turin, Palermo, Bari and Venice.
6 jul. 2008
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