Mission Iraq: Britain’s Quest To Train An Army To Fight Islamic State


It was once a secret base for Saddam Hussein’s personal army but now Camp Taji hosts 400 members of the 1st Battalion, The Grenadier Guards as they train the Iraqi Army.

Lieutenant Colonel Piers Ashfield, Commanding Officer of The Grenadiers, said British troops have been providing “expertise” training.

“I think the key thing about British training has been the expertise it provided to those who were going through the experience of the frontline and counter IED, in particular, is an area where the Iraqi Army suffered significantly through expert emplacement from Daesh,” he said.

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Source: Forces Network