New Zealand to send troops to Iraq to train local forces

New Zealand will send a small number of troops to Iraq to help train local forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister John Key announced Tuesday. Key told lawmakers the country would deploy up to 143 military personnel, who would be based “behind the wire” and would train Iraqi security forces rather than being actively involved in combat missions.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4630089,00.html

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