In future Germany aims to provide more support for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). As of February, the ceiling on troops is to be raised from 150 to 650, the Cabinet has decided. The motion must still be approved by the German Bundestag.
Up tp 150 German soldiers are to train Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi security forces. (Source: Bundeswehr/Wilke)
Germany is stepping up its fight against the terrorist organisation IS. Up to 150 German soldiers are to train Peshmerga fighters and members of the Iraqi security forces. The German Bundestag must still approve the Cabinet decision.