The armed forces plans to resume the suspended training of Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq, reports from several media. The Federal Ministry of Defense informed Parliament, "currently
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reported citing a letter. Accordingly, the mission should start again on Sunday. She also told the dpa news agency that the continuation of the order was imminent.
In Central Iraq, however, training is not yet restarting. German soldiers and units from other countries had been withdrawn there after the United States targeted the Iranian general Kassem Soleimani in an air raid on the night of January 3. In response, Iran fired missiles at bases used by US troops in the Iraq, Around 90 German soldiers for training Kurdish forces are still stationed in Erbil in northern Iraq.
Parliament in Baghdad voted to withdraw all foreign troops from the country after the US attack. According to Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD), the government in Baghdad wants the Bundeswehr mission in Iraq to continue. Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi has confirmed this to representatives of the federal government, the SPD politician had said in the Bundestag. Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) explored opportunities in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, to continue international action against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist militia.
The Bundeswehr had already resumed its reconnaissance flights as part of its international mission against the terrorist militia. Tornado jets will continue to operate from the Jordanian Al-Asrak air base until the end of March. They are supposed to track down ISIS hiding places in Syria and Iraq.