The Netherlands has also temporarily suspended the training mission in Northern Iraq, the Ministry of Defense reports. Yesterday it was decided after consultation with the international coalition against IS to suspend the training of Iraqi commandos in Baghdad, APA reports citing Netherlands media.
In Erbil, northern Iraq the Netherlands is now also suspending this mission due to safety.
Yesterday, the US, which is leading the international coalition, announced that training for Iraqi soldiers will be temporarily suspended due to repeated attacks by the Shiite Kataib Hezbollah militia in recent months. Kataib Hezbollah is the militia that is held responsible by the US for rocket attacks on US bases in Iraq.