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NATO, U.S. Coalition withdraw troops from Iraq amid coronavirus outbreak

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 30, 2020
Several European countries and the United Kingdom have started to temporarily withdraw troops from Iraq after the NATO and Coalition training missions were suspended to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus.
Col. Myles B. Caggins III
Iraq   Col. Myles B. Caggins III
Col. Myles B. Caggins III, spokesperson for the U.S.-led coalition, formally known as CJTF-OIR, told Kurdistan 24 that the coalition would “temporarily return some of its training-focused forces to their own countries in the coming days and weeks.”

Topics: NATO U.S. Iraq coronavirus

“The Coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS through our partnership with the ISF, and as the situation permits, we will resume our support to Iraqi training,” he added.

“As some training troops have departed Iraq, each nation issued statements indicating their intent to resume anti-ISIS training after the coronavirus crises passes.”


 

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