Arab and international US Defense announces the allocation of more than $ 1.5 billion to train Iraqi forces 8 US Defense announces the allocation of more than $ 1.5 billion to train Iraqi forces

08-11-2014 02:57 PM

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Announced that the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) allocated $ 1.6 billion for a package of training and support for Iraqi forces against al ‘Daash’.

A spokesman for the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) John Kirby said in press statements, that this part of the budget package demanded by President Barack Obama’s administration valued at $ 5.6 billion to spend on organizing ‘Daash’.

He added that it will be allocated to a program of military training and counseling approved by the White House yesterday and includes 1,500 employees sending non-combat troops to Iraq in the coming months to increase the effectiveness of counseling and rehabilitation of the Iraqi forces.

The Pentagon announced Friday the approval of Obama send these specialists in response to the request of Baghdad and evaluation of US Central Command, the Iraqi forces as well as progress made by Iraqi forces on the ground.

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BAGHDAD / NINA / Pentagon announced that “The extra troops that w

ill be sent to Iraq announced President will not participate in combat missions and their tasks will focus on the establishment training camps for about ten Iraqi military brigades.”

A statement for the Pentagon said, “The US military would deploy an additional 1500 troops in Iraq to strengthen its efforts to help Iraqi forces to confront militants of the / IS / during the coming period.”

The ministry added that “the US troops will provide advice to Iraqi military units through two centers outside Baghdad and Erbil.”

It is mentioned that the White House announced that President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of 1,500 more US military troops in Iraq to train Iraqi forces and the Peshmerga, bringing the total number of military advisers in Iraq to 2900.

The White House said in a statement yesterday: “This force will work in military bases outside Baghdad and Erbil, and will not have a combat role.”

The statement added: “President Obama made the decision at the request of the Iraqi government and on the recommendation of the Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and military leaders on the basis of the estimated needs of the Iraqi forces,” ./ End

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