US-led Coalition trained 50,000 Iraqis in 2019

The US Coalition has released a “year in review.” It noted “In the past 12 months, more than 50,000 personnel with the Iraqi Army, Federal Police, Border Guard, Kurdistan Security Forces, and Emergency Response Battalions completed training delivered by multiple Coalition troop-contributing countries.”

Also the Coalition says “Over the past year, CJTF-OIR supported Iraqi Security Forces and Syrian partner operations to defeat Daesh by conducting 2,393 strikes.” It calls 2019 “A Year of Building Partner Capacity – Transitioning from Training to Mentoring….Throughout 2019, the Coalition focused on our Build Partner Capacity program to enhance Iraqi security capabilities through training, mentoring and equipping our partner security forces.”

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Enter U.S. Soldiers assigned to 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division trek across charred terrain on Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, June 19, 2019.  (US Army Reserve Photo by Spc. DeAndre Pierce)

The Coalition remains united and determined in its mission to degrade and defeat Daesh and continues to work with allies and partners to implement stabilization efforts.

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