Denmark pulls majority of its troops out of Iraq

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Thu, 09 Jan 2020 - 11:04 GMT

What appears to be new damage at Al Asad air base in Iraq is seen in a satellite picture taken January 8, 2020. Planet/Handout via REUTERS.

What appears to be new damage at Al Asad air base in Iraq is seen in a satellite picture taken January 8, 2020. Planet/Handout via REUTERS.

COPENHAGEN - 9 January 2020:- Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen stated that a majority of the Danish troops currently stationed in Iraq will temporarily be pulled out, the Copenhagen Post newspaper reported.

Following the missile strikes on the Ain Al-Asad Base, around of 100 of the 133 Danish troops stationed there will be moved until the current situation between Iran and the US becomes more stable.

However, around 30 to 40 Danish soldiers will remain in Iraq, she added.

“It’s our clear belief that the coalition’s effort against Daesh terrorist group is critical to improving security in regards to terror,” said Frederiksen.

“The safety of our soldiers has our highest priority. We have decided to move a group of soldiers, and it is important to underline that this is a temporary measure.

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