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Isis: Slovenia sends military instructors to Iraq

Defense minister confirmed, 15 will be sent to Erdbil

03 February, 17:26

(ANSA) - LJUBLJANA - Slovenia's defense minister Andreja Katic has officially confirmed that Slovenia will take an active role in the western military action against Isis. The government will send 15 military instructors to Erdbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. The first team will include 6 instructors, the other 8 trainers will be sent later on. The relocation of Slovenian troops is scheduled for the second half of 2016. Even Foreign Minister, Karl Erjavec, spoke about this decision, stressing that the Slovenian militare forces will not take part in any fighting. Erjavec said he was convinced that ''this decision will not increase the security risk for Slovenia''.


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