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Stationed in Iraq, Estonian troops were deployed to Kuwait. A press release published on the official website of the defence forces of Estonia.
Iraq left six soldiers who served as instructors at the air base al-Asad, and the staff officer of the combined operations in Iraq. How much time they will spend in Kuwait is not specified.
Before Iraq left all six of the Latvian military. They also relocated to Kuwait. Ministry of defence of Latvia explained that the safety requirements.
January 5, the Iraqi Parliament decided to withdraw all foreign troops from the country. At the moment there are military USA, UK, France, Germany and other European countries. The United States expressed disappointment by the decision.
The decision to withdraw was taken after the assassination of General of the Iranian special forces, “al-Quds” the revolutionary guards Qassem Soleimani by the us military in Baghdad on 3 January. The order of its elimination given by the President of the United States Donald trump. Washington explained his actions self-defense, because before this, there were several attacks on the base of the international coalition and the American Embassy. Tehran called the General’s killing an act of terrorism and promised to take revenge.
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