Iraq sends troops to Egypt for military training
Iraqi troops

CAIRO: Iraq will send troops for military training over the coming two months, announced the Iraqi Ministry of Defense Spokesperson Nassi Nouri Tuesday.

“The Ministry began to set up the military groups, which will deploy for exercises in the Egyptian School for Special Forces,” Nouri added.

He noted that the trainings will be performed per an agreement between the ministry and Egyptian Ministry of Defense.

On Jan. 19, Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi visited Egypt and met with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi who stressed Egypt’s full support to Iraqi people and government in their fight against the Islamic State militant group (IS), according to a statement from Egyptian Presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef.

In an interview with al-Masry al-Youm newspaper published Jan. 24, Obeidi said that his ministry has started negotiations with Egyptian side on military armament and trainings, revealing that he has visited Egyptian military production factories.

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