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US suspends training of local forces in Iraq in connection with missile strikes

US suspends training of local forces in Iraq in connection with missile strikes

The military said that all resources are directed to the protection of Iraqi bases where the coalition troops are stationed to combat &# 171; Islamic State&# 187;

US-led anti-Islamic State coalition announced on Sunday that it will suspend training of local forces in response to missile strikes in Iraq.

In the past two months, 13 rocket attacks in Baghdad have killed members of the Iraqi security forces and an American civilian. This data was reported by the Joint Task Force – Operation Unwavering Determination (CJTF-OIR), which oversees the actions of the United States and the coalition to fight the Islamic State..

“As a result, we are fully committed to protecting the Iraqi bases where the coalition forces are stationed. This has limited our ability to train partners and support their operations against Daesh (Islamic State), and therefore we have suspended this work, “- said in a press release CJTF-OIR, published on Sunday.

US airstrikes against Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah militias in Iraq and Syria.

US officials said the strikes in late December, which killed 25 Iraqis, were in response to a missile attack on an Iraqi military base a few days earlier that killed an American contractor..US suspends training of local forces in Iraq in connection with missile strikes Officials said the evidence provided strong evidence that Kataib Hezbollah was responsible for the attack..

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