NATO expands operations in Iraq

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Read: 472     10:36     13 February 2020    

In a meeting attended by the defence ministers of NATO members to upscale their current operations in Iraq so as to ease the burden faced by the US-led coalition fighting against the militant group IS (the Islamic Stat, reports Asian Lite News.


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will resume its operations in Iraq, one month after the alliance suspended its mission due to the tension that occurred in the country following the US attack on an Iranian military leader early January.

“Today, ally ministers reaffirmed their support to Iraq and agreed in principle to enhance NATO’s training mission,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference on Wednesday after the ministerial meeting in Brussels, media reported.

It is also agreed at a meeting attended by the defence ministers of NATO members to upscale their current operations in Iraq so as to ease the burden faced by the US-led coalition fighting against the militant group IS (the Islamic State).

“Ministers also agreed to explore what more we can do beyond this first step,” Stoltenberg added, without elaborating on the type or size of operations that could be transferred from the US-led forces to the NATO structure.

The mission was halted after a US drone attack that killed Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani near Baghdad International Airport on January 3 and triggered strong reaction both from Iraq and from Iran. NATO members then pulled out the majority of their personnel from Iraq out of security concern.

 



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NATO expands operations in Iraq

2020/01/287654-1578482575.jpg
Read: 475     10:36     13 February 2020    

In a meeting attended by the defence ministers of NATO members to upscale their current operations in Iraq so as to ease the burden faced by the US-led coalition fighting against the militant group IS (the Islamic Stat, reports Asian Lite News.


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will resume its operations in Iraq, one month after the alliance suspended its mission due to the tension that occurred in the country following the US attack on an Iranian military leader early January.

“Today, ally ministers reaffirmed their support to Iraq and agreed in principle to enhance NATO’s training mission,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference on Wednesday after the ministerial meeting in Brussels, media reported.

It is also agreed at a meeting attended by the defence ministers of NATO members to upscale their current operations in Iraq so as to ease the burden faced by the US-led coalition fighting against the militant group IS (the Islamic State).

“Ministers also agreed to explore what more we can do beyond this first step,” Stoltenberg added, without elaborating on the type or size of operations that could be transferred from the US-led forces to the NATO structure.

The mission was halted after a US drone attack that killed Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani near Baghdad International Airport on January 3 and triggered strong reaction both from Iraq and from Iran. NATO members then pulled out the majority of their personnel from Iraq out of security concern.

 



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