NATO Announces A Significant Increase In The Number Of Its Forces In Iraq

Baghdad The Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, announced that the defense ministers of NATO countries have assigned military leaders in their countries to start increasing the numbers of their forces in Iraq.

Stoltenberg said during a press conference in Brussels, following a meeting of NATO defense ministers via video technology on Friday that “it is too early to talk about the exact number of the mission personnel after the expansion, but it will be much greater than it is now.”

He added, “We are now planning and coordinating the details,” noting that “a detailed plan to expand the mission in Iraq will be discussed during the next meeting of defense ministers.

He pointed out that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the number of the mission’s personnel has been reduced, and now the trainers and other personnel have been reinstated, and the mission is now operating at full strength.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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