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In future Germany is to step up its support for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali. As of February, up to 1,000 German soldiers can be deployed within the framework of the UN mission.
Bundeswehr troops are to continue to train the Peshmerga and Iraq's armed forces. The German government has decided to extend the assignment in northern Iraq. Germany is thus stepping up its fight against the terrorist organisation IS.
The Bundeswehr is to carry on advising, supporting and training Afghan security forces in future. There will be a ceiling of 980 on the troops that will be made available. The Cabinet has extended the mandate for the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission by another year. This must still be approved by the German Bundestag.
The Bundeswehr is to continue its involvement in two UN missions in Sudan and South Sudan until the end of 2017, the Cabinet has decided. The missions are intended to bring peace, stability and security to the region. The Cabinet's decision must still be approved by the German Bundestag.