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    Spain Helping Train 500 New Iraqi Police Officers in Mosul - CENTCOM

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    US Central Command said that Spanish troops are training 500 new Iraqi police officers in Mosul as part of the US-led coalition’s efforts against the Daesh.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) Spanish troops are training 500 new Iraqi police officers in Mosul as part of the US-led coalition’s efforts against the Daesh, the US Central Command said on Wednesday.

    "Security forces in Mosul are training an additional 500 police with the help of Spanish instructors," the Central Command said in a Twitter post.

    Spain has sent about 300 military personnel to Iraq and leads the coalition efforts to train Iraqi Security Forces, including special forces and conventional warfare training.

    More than 900 Spanish military personnel have served in Iraq since Operation Inherent Resolve began in 2014.

    In July, Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenes said the coalition had asked Madrid to increase its training of Iraqi troops.

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