Thursday, January 12, 2017

Turkey-trained Iraqi troops proven effective, US says

Sunni Arab tribal fighters trained by Turkey at a camp in northern Iraq have proven their battlefield mettle, the U.S. said Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters from Baghdad, Army Col. Brett Sylvia, commander of the coalition's advise and assist mission in Iraq, said the Turkish-trained forces have "proven that they were able to hold that ground behind the Iraqi army....etc

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