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Global Coalition to resume training Kurdish Peshmerga: official

Peshmerga - dvidshub - Sgt. Lisa Soy
Peshmerga - dvidshub - Sgt. Lisa Soy
The US-led Global Coalition against ISIS announced resuming training Kurdistan's Peshmerga forces, after the training had been suspended since last Sunday due to tensions in the region, a Kurdish official said.

A special action plan for 2019 has been set in cooperation with the coalition forces, said deputy Chief of Staff for Operations the Major General Qaraman Kamal.

On May 15, the United States, Germany and the Netherlands announced suspending training of the Peshmerga and other Iraqi forces due to tensions in the region.

Tensions have escalated recently between the US and Iran with increasing concerns about a potential US-Iran war. Earlier the US pulled some diplomatic staff from its embassy in Baghdad following weekend attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf.
Last Modified: Sunday، 19 May 2019 10:51 PM
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