Canada announces it will assume command of new NATO training & capacity building mission in Iraq

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Canada has announced that it will assume command of a new NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq.

In a statement, Government yesterday said the Canadian troops will be deployed in the Baghdad region to help Iraq build a more effective national security structure and improve training for Iraqi security forces.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country is proud to take a leadership role in Iraq, and work with its allies and the government of Iraq. Canada as part of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is already contributing air power, medical support and help in training Iraqi forces since 2014.

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