Sweden renews its military support to Arbil, plans to increase its trainers in Kurdistan

Kurdish Peshmerga troops fighting against Islamic State militants in Khazir, on the border between Kurdistan and Iraq yesterday. Photograph: Azad Lashkari/Reuters










Arbil – Sweden confirmed on Tuesday its commitment to supporting the Kurdistan region in the war against ISIS, revealing its intention to increase the number of military trainers in Kurdistan.

A source in the presidency of the Kurdistan region said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani met in Erbil with Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallström and the Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added: “the two ministers renewed the commitment of their country to support the Kurdistan region until the elimination of ISIS,” asserting that “the two ministers stressed that Sweden intends to increase the number of military trainers who are currently numbering 35 people in the Kurdistan region.”


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