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.

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.”
 
 
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Source News: Alarabiya
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