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Denmark offers to Lead NATO Training in Iraq

By John Lee. Denmark has reportedly offered to lead a NATO mission to train Iraqi forces, replacing Canada, whose term ends in late 2020. According to AFP, the year-old NATO mission provides around 500 soldiers to advise and train Iraqi troops. It qutoes the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (pictured) as saying that they would […]

NATO to Lead Military Training in Iraq

By John Lee. NATO is to take the lead in the ‘train the trainer’ mission to teach Iraqi military instructors to impart key skills. According to a press release from the Combined Joint Task Force (Operation Inherent Resolve), the project will involve such skills as countering improvised explosive devices, civil-military planning, armored vehicle maintenance, and […]

New Mission to Develop Iraq’s Defense Institutions

NATO Leads New Mission to Develop Iraq’s Defense Institutions A new NATO-led mission in Iraq will work to further develop Iraq’s security institutions and structures, British Army Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika told Pentagon reporters here today. American and Turkish troops conduct a convoy during a joint patrol in Manbij, Syria, Nov. 8, 2018. Army photo […]

New NATO Mission in Iraq

NATO continues to strengthen Iraqi security structures through new mission in Iraq On 31 October 2018, a new NATO-led mission in Iraq started its work to further develop the Iraq’s security institutions and structures. The new mission, called NATO Mission Iraq, was launched at the NATO Summit held in Brussels on 11 and 12 July […]

NATO Stepping Forward on Training Mission to Iraq

NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command in Naples is stepping out smartly to establish the alliance training mission in Iraq, said Navy Adm. James Foggo, the commander of the Joint Force Command, in a recent interview. Iraqi leaders asked the alliance to stand up the mission, and NATO heads of state approved the request during the […]

NATO sets up new Training Mission in Iraq

By John Lee. On Wednesday, “as requested by the Iraqi government“, NATO launched a new training mission in Iraq. Canada has agreed to lead the non-combat mission of several hundred trainers. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “We will also establish professional military schools and academies for the Iraqi forces”. (Source: NATO)

NATO strengthening Good Governance in Iraqi Security

NATO works closely with Iraq to strengthen good governance in the Iraqi security structures Over a hundred representatives from twenty ministries and institutions across the Iraqi government attended a workshop organized by NATO in Baghdad, on 24 to 26 April 2018. The focus was on best practices to strengthen transparency, accountability and good governance within […]

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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,” […]