New Zealand to help train Iraq army fight IS

February 24, 2015 5:54 AM

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New Zealand to help train Iraq army fight IS

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will send soldiers to help train Iraq's armed forces fight Islamic State militants, but would not be involved in combat, the government said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister John Key said up to 143 personnel from the NZ Defence Force would join Australia "behind the wire" in training Iraqi forces.

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