Today, Tuesday, the Joint Operations Command confirmed that the number of advisers inside the Iraqi bases is very few, while noting that the mission of the international coalition has completely shifted from combat to advisory.
The spokesman for the leadership, Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji, said in a television interview, followed by the “National News Center”: “The Supreme Military Security Committee conducted four rounds of dialogue with the international coalition, and it was agreed to leave the combat forces and shift the mission from combat to consulting, support and cooperation in the field of training and armament.” Noting that "work on this began since the first meeting more than a year ago, and the Iraqi forces received about 9 headquarters."
He added: "All the combat forces of the international coalition were withdrawn, and only the advisors remained," noting that "the mission was completely transferred from combat to advisory."
He added that "the advisers are very few and does not match the size of what is being presented in the media," explaining that "the Iraqi forces are responsible for protecting them and securing work requirements for them."
He stressed that "the advisers are under the command of the joint operations and are directed by the security ministries."
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