British diplomat: We have a thousand troops in Iraq

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Military attache at the British Embassy in Baghdad said a thousand British troops are currently in Iraq, half of them in the capital, and the rest in the provinces of Arbil and Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan.

He explained that his country had a role in training Iraqi security forces in dealing with explosives, in addition to the training of officers in the British military academies outside the framework of the international coalition.

He added, in a seminar organized by the Committee on Foreign Relations in the Iraqi Parliament, on Wednesday, in Baghdad, British forces have trained more than 700 Iraqi security, as well as three thousand others in the training phase.

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