German armed forces suspend training ops in Iraq on regional tensions

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany is suspending military training operations in Iraq due to increasing regional tensions, a spokesman for the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

Germany has no indications of its own of attacks supported by Iran, he said. He added that training programmes could resume in the coming days.

Focus Online said the decision had been taken in coordination with partner countries fighting Islamic State in the region.

Related Coverage

  • Berlin: We're not reducing number of embassy staffers in Iraq for now

A spokesman for the German Defence Ministry said the German armed forces had 160 soldiers involved in the training deployment in Iraq.

(Story corrected to show Germany has no indications of potential attacks supported by Iran and tweaks wording in paragraph 2 on training resumption)

Source: Read Full Article