Turkey starts military training in Mosul, governor says

MESOP – Duhok: 15 März 2015 – The Turkish military has started to train Iraqi Sunni fighters in different Iraqi bases to retake Mosul from Islamic State (IS), according to Asil Nujaifi, the governor of Mosul. Nujaifi stated on Sunday that Turkish military experts came to several Iraqi military camps and started to provide military training. Last week, the Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq announced that at least 16,000 Iraqi troops have been trained over the past four months to retake Mosul from IS.