BAGHDAD - The Canadian government announced on Wednesday that it would send 20 police officers to Iraq to help local authorities carry out police operations in the city of Mosul, which was recently freed from the control of Daesh terrorist organization to join three Canadian police are currently in Iraq.
"Progress has been made in Iraq by liberating Mosul, and Canada remains fully committed to supporting the Iraqi government and people," Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph GAldel said in a press release.
"Canada's contribution by policemen is aimed to build the main capabilities of Iraqi security institutions and strengthening local police skills in areas including community protection," he said.
Police officers are expected to remain in Iraq until March 2019.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency