NATO to increase presence in Iraq

NATO to increase presence in Iraq

NATO will increase its presence in Iraq,NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said, noting that a NATO training mission will be sent there.

"In response to a request from the Iraqi government and the Global Coalition, I expect we will agree to begin planning for a NATO training mission in Iraq. This will put our presence on a firmer footing," NATO chief said.

He noted that the new mission will allow for a larger, more coordinated effort to build Iraqi defense institutions and add support in tactical areas, such as countering roadside bombs, Stars and Stripes reported.

“This will help make Iraq safer. And us more secure,” Stoltenberg stressed.

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