France pulling troops from Iraq over coronavirus

Thank you for your reading and interest in the news France pulling troops from Iraq over coronavirus and now with details

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - Paris has around 200 experts, trainers and soldiers on the ground to support operations against ISIS

March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020


facebook shares

France will withdraw its contingent of troops from Iraq, mostly trainers to local armed forces, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the chief of staff said on Wednesday.

France has around 200 military personnel working in Iraq either as trainers or in the headquarters of coalition forces in Baghdad.

"In coordination with the Iraqi government, the coalition has decided to

adjust its deployments in Iraq and provisionally suspend training activities," it said in a statement.

The UK defence ministry had already announced some of its troops would come home, citing a "reduced requirement for training" Iraqi security forces.

Iraq's military had halted all training in early March to minimise the risk of the illness spreading among its forces, including from the US-led coalition helping fight remnants ISIS.

Updated: March 26, 2020 02:44 PM

These were the details of the news France pulling troops from Iraq over coronavirus for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at The National and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Two engineers in Gaza have built a $200 ventilator that could save thousands of lives
NEXT UN inquiry: "highly probable" Syrian regime targeted schools and hospitals