Britain to send more troops to Iraq on training mission

Prime Minister David Cameron authorized the deployment of nearly 60 extra army personnel who will train Kursdish forces. (File photo: AFP)

The UK is due to send more troops to Iraq to help in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the BBC reported Sunday.

Prime Minister David Cameron authorized the deployment of nearly 60 extra army personnel who will train Kursdish forces.

More than 1,000 Kurdish troops have already been trained by UK personnel, according to the BBC.

Speaking about the training, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: “[The] training will give Iraqi forces a vital capability in taking the fight to ISIS and is another example of our commitment to the campaign against ISIS.”

“Along with our airstrikes, Britain is making a major contribution to training Iraqi forces to help them defend their country.”

“It will take time but the coalition airstrikes are having a direct impact in supporting Iraqi ground operations to retake areas and push back ISIS.”
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45
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