Foreign military trainers heading to Iraq are welcome but “a little late,” after U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled plans to send 1,500 additional troops, the country’s prime minister said.
“This step is a little late, but we welcome it,” a statement from Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s office said.
The Baghdad government had requested members of the U.S.-led international coalition battling Islamic State group of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadists to help train and arm its forces, the statement said.
“The coalition agreed on that and four to five Iraqi training camps were selected, and building on that, they have now begun sending the trainers,” it said.
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