NATO Plans Another Iraqi Training Mission Focused on ISIL

NATO is poised to return to Iraq in order to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
The combat mission for NATO lasted from 2004 to 2011 when Iraqi politicians could not agree on a legal basis for it's continuance.
The military alliance is close to launching another mission to train Iraqi officers in wake of the nation's inability to defeat ISIL.
Due to start next month, the training mission will coach senior commanders in developing a national defense strategy and commanding units in the field.
NATO diplomats stressed the mission would be limited to training, rather than combat.
They are weighing up whether the training should take place in Iraq or neighboring Jordan.



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