Spain withdraws a dozen military in the NATO mission in Iraq for security

Ten Spanish military, who were deployed in Baghdad as part of the NATO operation in Iraq has come out this Tuesday in the direction of Kuwait. The international

Spain withdraws a dozen military in the NATO mission in Iraq for security

Ten Spanish military, who were deployed in Baghdad as part of the NATO operation in Iraq has come out this Tuesday in the direction of Kuwait. The international organization has decided to "reposition" temporarily some of its personnel in Iraq to various locations within and outside the country. The Ministry of Defense said Tuesday that "there are only three of the 13 Spanish military that had" in Baghdad. In addition to these 13 military in Baghdad, Spain has about 550 military more prominent in the base Great Captain of Besmayah, to the southeast of the iraqi capital.

Carmen Calvo, vice-president of the Government on functions, has been recalled by the output of the 10 Spanish military this Wednesday —after that Iran has struck this night to the united States by firing 22 missiles against two air bases in Iraq where they are deployed u.s. troops: the Ain Al-Assad, in the west of the country, and one in Erbil, in iraqi Kurdistan—. "There are only three," he added during an interview in The breakfast of TVE. Calvo has insisted that the Spanish troops be treated "as always" of "calm the waters as much as possible," always working "with the european position". "We are a part modest, but an important part," he added.

NATO said Tuesday that "reposition" temporarily some of its personnel in Iraq to various locations within and outside the country, as a precaution by the escalation of tensions following the u.s. raid that killed the general iranian Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad. This change comes after the Alliance decided Saturday to temporarily suspend its activities of training the army and iraqi security forces.

The Alliance has stressed that "maintains a presence" in the country and is "ready" to continue the suspended activities "when the situation permits".

the situation of The military in Besmayah, the base where most of the Spanish military, with which the minister spoke on Tuesday morning, then was "total normality", as he passed on, without that there had been "no change" in the situation, sources say Defense. These soldiers are involved in the operation of the international coalition against the Daesh (ISIS, for its acronym in English) protected by the UN Inherent Resolve, to train the army of Iraq.

Date Of Update: 08 January 2020, 17:00

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