Britain doubles military trainers in Iraq

A Kurdish Peshmerga demonstrates his skills in searching for unexploded ordnance, during a training session conducted by a British company in Sulaimaniya October 14, 2014. (File photo: Reuters)

Britain will double its deployment of troops to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting ISIS, defense minister Michael Fallon told reporters Wednesday.

The additional 250 troops will bring Britain's contingent of advisers to more than 500, he said, as allied ministers met in Washington to plan moves to defeat the extremists.

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