New Zealand—Government Announces Plans To Withdraw Troops From Iraq

New Zealand Herald | 06/11/2019

The New Zealand government has decided to end its participation in training operations in Iraq, reports the New Zealand Herald. On Monday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that Cabinet had decided to wrap up the mission by June 2020. The deployment to Camp Taji north of Baghdad will draw down to 75 troops starting in July and to 45 troops in January, she said. Up to 95 New Zealand troops have been deployed to Camp Taji since February 2015 to train Iraqi security forces. Meanwhile,...

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