DEN­MARK TO PULL SPE­CIAL FORCES OUT OF IRAQ

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Regional -

NATO-mem­ber Den­mark said yes­ter­day its spe­cial forces tak­ing part in the U.S.-led coali­tion against the Daesh ter­ror­ist group in Iraq would be with­drawn fol­low­ing the Daesh de­feat. "We have now reached a point where we can be­gin with­draw­ing our spe­cial forces be­cause [Daesh] no longer has con­trol over large ar­eas in Iraq," Dan­ish foreign min­is­ter An­ders Sa­muelsen said in a state­ment. Up to 60 spe­cial forces were sent to Iraq in 2016 to train and ad­vise Iraqi sol­diers af­ter a vote by the Dan­ish par­lia­ment. The forces also took part in op­er­a­tions on the Iraqi-Syr­ian border, pro­vid­ing in­tel­li­gence and ad hoc air sup­port.

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