Britain to send more trainers to aid Iraq forces: minister

November 5, 2014 2:46 PM

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Britain to send more trainers to aid Iraq forces: minister

BAGHDAD: Britain will boost the number of its army trainers in Iraq in the coming weeks to support the Iraqi armed forces' battle against ISIS militants, the British defence secretary said on a visit to Baghdad Wednesday.

Britain said last month it had deployed a team of trainers to Iraq to help Kurdish peshmerga fighters maintain and use heavy machineguns against the radical militants who have taken over much of Iraq and Syria in a ruthless military onslaught.

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