NATO to train Iraqi forces to dismantle explosives
term / Baghdad
He said NATO Secretary - General, Jens Stoltenberg, in a statement, said that the alliance will begin a program to train Iraqi security forces to dismantle and invalidate improvised explosive devices left behind by the organizing Daesh in the liberated territories, noting that the first session will include the participation of 30 soldiers and continue for five weeks.
He added Stoltenberg, that this new program will be conducted in parallel with the exercises carried out by NATO in Iraq at the level of civil - military cooperation, pointing out that the countries of the Atlantic and approved during the meeting held in July , the Warsaw summit in 2016, the transfer of the exercises taking place in Jordan to Iraq.
Stoltenberg stressed, that this type of program contributes to enhance the ability of Iraqi forces to fight al Daesh and the improved security situation in the country, pointing out that the best weapon to combat terrorism is to train local forces.
Located North Atlantic Treaty tasks, (NATO), in the region, to provide control functions for the benefit of the international coalition by AWACS aircraft, within the campaign to eradicate the organization Daesh.