France pulls back soldiers from Iraq over coronavirus
France has around 200 military staff working in Iraq
PARIS: France will pull back its unforeseen of troops from Iraq, for the most part coaches to neighborhood military, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the head of staff said on Wednesday.
France has around 200 military staff working in Iraq either as coaches or in the central command of alliance powers in Baghdad.
“As a team with the Iraqi government, the alliance has chosen to modify its organizations in Iraq and temporarily suspend preparing exercises,” it said in an announcement.
The UK resistance service had just declared a portion of its soldiers would return home, refering to a “decreased necessity for preparing” Iraqi security powers.
Iraq’s military had ended all preparation toward the beginning of March to limit the danger of the disease spreading among its powers, including from the US-drove alliance helping battle leftovers of the Daesh gathering.