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Dec 1 2015

Prime Minister's Media Office:

Iraqi special forces, the counter-terrorism force and other heroic Iraqi combatants have played a key role in targeting the leaders of Daesh and undertaken dangerous missions in order to seize back vital and strategic areas from the terrorists of Daesh.

The Prime Minister has called for an increase in weapons, training, and support from international partners, while reiterating that there is no need for foreign ground combat troops. While we welcome this support, we emphasise any such support and special operations anywhere in Iraq can only be deployed subject to the approval of the Iraqi Government and in coordination with the Iraqi forces and with full respect to Iraqi sovereignty.

Prime Minister's Media Office
1 December 2015