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Fallon on Iraq troops: 'This is a limited mission'

The UK is to boost its military role in Iraq to help local forces in their efforts to halt the advance of Islamic State extremists.

Military trainers will be sent within weeks to work at a US headquarters that has been established in the capital.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon told the BBC's Orla Guerin that the "limited mission" would not lead to the deployment of combat troops.

  • 05 Nov 2014
  • From the section UK
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