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Germany to extend military mission in Iraq

Members of the German armed forces in Iraq, on 9 January 2022 [SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images]
Members of the German armed forces in Iraq, on 9 January 2022 [SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images]

Germany will extend its military mission in Iraq until the end of October, the government announced on Wednesday, and Anadolu News Agency reports.

Bundeswehr troops will continue to support the Global Coalition against Daesh, take part in aerial surveillance, and provide training to the security forces of Iraq, the government said in a statement.

"The deployment is in response to Iraq's request for assistance and it will focus on the capacity building of Iraqi security forces," the statement said.

The mandate, which needs to be approved by the German parliament, will allow the government to deploy up to 500 soldiers until 31 October, 2022.

READ: German DM: War on Daesh has not ended

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