Germany committed over long-term to help Iraq rebuild: defense minister

FILE PHOTO: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen visits the Transport Helicopter Regiment 30 (Transporthubschrauberregiment 30) at the Hermann-Koehl-Kaserne in Niederstetten, Germany, August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

TAJI, Iraq (Reuters) – German forces will be needed in Iraq for a long time to help rebuild the country‚Äôs military as it struggles to ensure that Islamic State militants do not regroup in underground cells, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday. Germany, which has about 125 soldiers in Iraq, is […]

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