CANADA TO SEND 20 MORE POLICE OFFICERS TO IRAQ

Canada will send an additional 20 police officers to Iraq, to help support stability in the country, according to the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Canadian police officers will help re-establish a local police presence, in newly liberated areas from Daesh, and deliver training courses for Iraqi police officers.

There are some 600,000 Iraqi police officers, of whom 10,000 to 12,000 are women.

In the areas occupied by the Daesh group, 85 percent to 100 percent of police infrastructure was destroyed.

Canadian police are being deployed, through the Global Coalition against Daesh, including to the Italian-led Carabinieri police training mission.

On Feb 8, 2016, Canada announced its strategy to address the crises in Iraq and Syria, which includes support for local security forces and for law enforcement capacity building and training.

Up to 150 Canadian police officers are sent to join peace-support operations and stabilisation in the region

Source: NAM News Network