Lithuania's minister of national defence has confirmed that the country may send up to 30 military instructors to Iraq as part of a US-led mission to fight the Islamic State.
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Minister Juozas Olekas said the plan had to be approved by the Seimas, parliament.

The Lithuanian troops would join the US-led international operation Inherent Resolve, but would not be part of any military action.

Inherent Resolve was launched in 2014 in Iraq and Syria.

Latvia and Estonia have already sent their military instructors to the operation that currently includes over 20 countries.

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