U.S. spokesman reveals the training of the Iraqi army live-fire U.S. support

U.S. spokesman reveals the training of the Iraqi army live-fire U.S. support

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 07:47

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Spokesman revealed the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said the Iraqi army conducted exercises “live ammunition” as part of ongoing efforts to improve the skills of military strategy.

The embassy statement said the agency received all of Iraq [where] a copy of it on Wednesday that “the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, as part of the obligations included within the strategic framework agreement, the through the Office of Security Cooperation with Iraq (OSC-I) to provide the necessary support for these exercises, led by Iraqis .

Have shown that these exercises were held on July 17 the current capacity of the Iraqi Army planning and training scenarios and realistic battles, involving units of armored personnel carriers model American-made M113, and releases of “live fire” using mortars and artillery. It also reviewed the training skills of junior officers and Iraqi soldiers in the act about direct fire and indirect.

Major General Robert Kaslen, head of security cooperation with Iraq, the U.S. Embassy’s “This exercise shows how the continuous development of the Iraqi army, which has the capacity and professional, and we look forward to continued cooperation.”

He also said Maj. Gen. Riyadh Jalal Tawfiq, the deputy commander of Iraqi ground forces command “This training is an excellent opportunity to raise the level of readiness of our soldiers and combat efficiency.”

The spokesman pointed out that the U.S. process of coordination between the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, reflects the commitment of the Government of Iraq to raise the professional capabilities of its military forces and long-term to strengthen its partnership with the United States. / End
Source: alliraqnews