British Personnel To Drawdown From Iraq

A number of British military personnel are leaving Iraq to redeploy back to the UK.

The UK has been training Iraqi forces as part of a US-led coalition mission since 2014, but this has been on hold for the last 60 days due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Ministry of Defence says, as a result of COVID-19, there has been a reduced requirement for the training, with the Defence Secretary stating the “tempo of training has significantly declined”.

Key British military personnel will remain throughout Iraq, however.

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Source: Forces Net