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NATO Secretary General visits Iraq

NATO Secretary General visits Iraq, praises Allied trainers and Iraqi forces Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg began an official visit to Iraq on Monday (5 March 2018), paying a visit to NATO’s training facilities in Besmaya. For over a year, NATO has conducted training and capacity building activities for hundreds of Iraqi security forces, helping them […]

“Iranian Interference” in Iraqi Election Angers Iraqis

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iranian Interference in Iraqi Election stirs Anger among Iraqis Ali Akbar Velayati (pictured), Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s top adviser on international affairs, paid an official visit to Iraq from Feb. 15-18. He made statements on […]

NATO trains Iraqi Security Forces on Demining

In November and December this year, a mobile training team led by Slovakia conducted a training course in manual demining for Iraqi Security Forces. This was held in Iraq in the framework of NATO‘s training and capacity building activities in support of Iraqi security forces and institutions. It was developed and implemented in coordination with […]

NATO Delivers Counter-IED Equipment to Iraq

NATO has recently delivered and demonstrated 160 sets of counter-IED equipment to Iraq’s Ministry of Interior. Financed by NATO’s Defence Capacity Building Trust Fund, the equipment is an important contribution to Iraq’s efforts to fight terrorism and protect civilians. Speaking at a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the delivery, saying […]

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NATO Launches Training Effort in Iraq

NATO launched a new training programme in Iraq on Sunday (5 February 2017), teaching Iraqi security forces to counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). Around 30 enlisted soldiers are participating in the first five-week course. ”NATO’s training and capacity building in Iraq is strengthening the country’s ability to fight ISIL and provide for its own security,” […]

NATO trains Iraqi Experts in Cyber Defence

Iraqi experts were trained on cyber defence at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey to improve their expertise and technical knowledge and to contribute to the strengthening of Iraqi national cyber defence capabilities. This course was supported by the Science for Peace and security (SPS) Programme. Addressing Iraq’s needs This training course […]

NATO to Train Iraqi Officers in Iraq

By John Lee. NATO is to start running training programs for the Iraqi military in Iraq itself from January. The alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a press conference: “… we have already training activities in Jordan where we train Iraqi officers and we have trained several hundred officers there already. “We will continue our […]

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NATO Trains Iraqi Officers in Countering IEDs

NATO is helping Iraqi officers learn how to find and defuse Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). Between 1 May and 6 June 2016, two dozen officers are undertaking courses at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre in Amman, Jordan. NATO is also providing “train the trainer” instruction, enabling the officers to build the professionalism […]

Germany to Train Yazidi Fighters

By Simon Kent. As of today, personnel from the German army will be training fighters from the Yazidi ethnic minority in northern Iraq. The Yazidi’s (pictured: Yazidi religious symbol) are an ancient religion from Northern Iraq and shot to global attention in June last year, when they became the target of a genocidal attack by the “Islamic State.” […]

NATO to Re-Launch Iraq Mission

By Simon Kent. NATO have announced that they are in talks with Iraqi officials to revive a coordinated training mission for Iraqi officers. Previously, NATO was in Iraq during the war against the ISIS predecessor, ISI, the Islamic State of Iraq. At that time, NATO was generally involved with training the Iraqi army in Jordan and […]