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NATO: Iraq will request help with training forces

The Iraqi army is fighting to retake major areas from ISIS

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Iraq will send request to NATO for help with training its security forces, a coalition spokesman said on Wednesday, Reuters news agency reported.

Last week Iraq’s National Security Advisor Falih al-Fayyadh visited NATO headquarters in Brussels and held talks on ways to enhance NATO-Iraq cooperation, a statement on the coalition website said.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi informed NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at a meeting that Baghdad would lodge the request, NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said.

NATO ambassadors will review the request, once the alliance receives it, she said.