UK to play more active training role in Iraq’s fight against IS

Written by | November 6, 2014 | 0
London: The UK military is set to play a more active role in Iraq to help local forces stop the brutal Islamic State.

US headquarters in Baghdad will see the arrival of military trainers in coming weeks to retrain the Iraqi army.

Britain’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the limited mission would not lead to the deployment of combat troops, the BBC reports.

Last month, the UK had deployed a dozen trainers to train Kurdish forces in northern city of Erbil.

Speaking during a visit to Baghdad, Fallon told the BBC that Iraqi forces were making some progress in halting the advance of Islamic state, but they urgently needed more help from Britain. (ANI)

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