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Dutch troops to resume training mission in Iraq, KRG


The Dutch Ministry of Defense (MoD) has said it would resume its military training mission in Iraq and Kurdistan as part of a decision by the US-led coalition.

"Last week, the decision was made to suspend all training as a precaution, due to a higher threat level. That threat level has since been adjusted and the coalition decided to resume the training,” the ministry said in a statement.

On Wednesday, the German and Dutch Defense ministries announced the temporary halt of their training missions in Iraq as tensions continued to heighten from the current Iran crisis.

In response, the foreign relations office of the leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) called on both Germany and the Netherlands to resume their missions.

On the same day, German Defense Ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff claimed the training could resume within a few days.

Last Modified: Monday، 20 May 2019 03:10 PM