The coalition turns 200 military personnel from its forces into training missions in Iraq, under pressure from America
10:15 - 12/02/2020
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The Associated Press revealed in a report, Wednesday, that NATO countries are preparing to transfer more than 200 military personnel working within the international coalition to trainers of the Iraqi security forces at the request of US President Donald Trump, who called for more cooperation in the Middle East. According to his claim.
The report, which was translated by the information agency, stated that "this step is an essential sign for training as this number of anti-ISIS coalition forces shift to NATO control, as this axis will be on the agenda of tomorrow, Wednesday, when NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels to assess the numbers of forces accurately. ”
For its part, NATO envoy Kay Bailey Hachieso said that "there are many areas in which training actually overlaps with (the fighting)."
She added that "NATO's plan is to expand its training operations to include more Iraqi bases." But officials said more than "a few hundred" soldiers would likely turn to NATO's training mission and work outside the bases in central [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
in general, so the number of troops From NATO countries operating in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
will remain the same. "
NATO suspended its operations last month after a US air strike on Baghdad airport led to the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, as the Iraqi government and parliament demanded foreign forces to leave their lands, and with tensions escalating, Trump insisted that the coalition should do more In the region. ”
It is noteworthy that "the United States and its allies still refuse to withdraw despite the demand of the Iraqi parliament, so they are trying to keep these forces by invoking training operations." Ended / 25 z