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Canada Orders US Soldier Who Fled War Deported

TORONTO - The first female soldier to flee the U.S. military for Canada to avoid the war in Iraq has been ordered deported.

Michelle Robidoux, a spokeswoman for the War Resisters Support Campaign, said Thursday that Citizenship and Immigration Canada has ordered Kimberly Rivera to leave the country by Sept. 20.

The 30-year-old Army private served in Iraq in 2006. She said she became disillusioned with the mission. She crossed the border into Canada while on leave in February 2007 after she was ordered to serve another tour there.

She lives in Toronto with her husband and three children. The youngest was born in Canada.

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