Six Lithuanian military instructors on Tuesday begin service in Iraq as part of the US-led Operation Inherent Resolve to train Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.
Explosions in Iraq
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The group of Lithuanian instructors is assigned to the Danish contingent along with Latvian and Estonian troops.

The Lithuanian soldiers will train Iraqi security forces, but will not perform combat tasks, the Defence Ministry said.

More than 30 Lithuanian troops are currently taking part in international operations in Afghanistan, Mali, the Mediterranean Sea and Kosovo.

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