| 24 July 2024, Wednesday |

Netherlands deploys additional troops to Iraq

The Dutch government announced on Friday that the Netherlands will send approximately 120 more soldiers and three Chinook transport helicopters to join the ongoing NATO alliance mission in Iraq.
The deployment is in addition to the infantry unit of around 145 soldiers the Netherlands said in July they would send to Iraq from Jan. 1, 2024.

NATO says its non-combat mission in Iraq is aimed at strengthening Iraqi security institutions and forces so they can prevent the return of ISIS, fight terrorism and stabilize the country.

The new Dutch unit will primarily be used to supply food and equipment to troops and for transport of military staff and equipment.

  • alarabiya