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January 9, 2020 Politics

Czech cops pulled from Baghdad, soldiers stay

Czech cops pulled from Baghdad, soldiers stay - Czech Points

Five Czech police instructors will leave Iraq temporarily while training there is suspended, but military personnel will stay, Czech officials said on Thursday, amid heightened tensions between arch foes Iran and the United States.

Police President Jan Svejdar said on Twitter the five police would leave Baghdad for the Czech Republic and return to Iraq at an unspecified future date when training is resumed.

Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek said earlier that the NATO country’s military personnel in Iraq, which totals around 40 soldiers, would remain in place, news agency CTK reported.

Credit: Reuters