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Germany to extend military mission in Iraq

German troops to continue aerial surveillance mission, contribute to training of Iraq’s security forces

Ayhan Simsek   | 12.01.2022
Germany to extend military mission in Iraq


Germany will extend its military mission in Iraq until the end of October, the government announced on Wednesday.

Bundeswehr troops will continue to support the Global Coalition Against Daesh, take part in aerial surveillance, and provide training to the security forces of Iraq, the government said in a statement.

“The deployment is in response to Iraq’s request for assistance and it will focus on the capacity building of Iraqi security forces,” the statement said.

The mandate, which needs to be approved by the German parliament, will allow the government to deploy up to 500 soldiers until Oct. 31, 2022.

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