Lithuania is planning to contribute the first group of six military instructors to the US-led international operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq in early 2017, the Ministry of National Defence says.

To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
Iraq
© Reuters/Scanpix

The Lithuanian troops will train Iraqi security forces to fight the terrorist group Islamic State as part of the Danish contingent.

Defence Minister Juozas Olekas and his Danish counterpart, Peter Christensen, have agreed on the planned joint participation in the US-led operation in Iraq, the ministry said.

Olekas presented Lithuania's plans at a meeting of defence and foreign ministers of the Global Coalition to Counter-ISIL in Washington on Wednesday.

Latvia and Estonia have already sent their military instructors to Iraq.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
Commenting is allowed for registered users only!
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuanian, US, NATO battalion troops test new firing range in Pabradė

Lithuanian and American troops as well as soldiers from the Lithuania-based international NATO...

NATO jets in Baltic scrambled once to intercept Russian plane

NATO fighter jets, stationed in the Baltic states as part of the NATO air policing mission, were...

US Army deploys tanks, IFVs to Lithuania for training

The US Army's Abrams tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles were on Friday transported to...

Defense Ministry moves to lower upper age limit for conscripts to 23 years (Updated)

The Lithuanian Defense Ministry proposes to lower the upper age limit for draftees for mandatory...

Croatia to rejoin NATO battalion in Lithuania in 2 years

Croatia plans to rejoin NATO 's multinational battalion in Lithuania in two years' time, the...