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IRAQ –Inherent Resolve, northern Iraq

Since 5 September 2016, the first contingent of the Slovenian Armed Forces has been taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve in the northern part of Iraq. Six contingent members are located in the Kurdistan Training Coordination Centre (KTCC) in Erbil, while one officer works in the coalition command within U.S. Central Command (US CENTCOM) in Tampa, USA. The six personnel in Erbil are deployed under the command of Germany, one of the lead nations in the mission. Together they form a Mobile Training Team and a part of the Building Partner Capacity Team (BPC-T). At the training centre, they train the armed forces in the northern part of Iraq. In accordance with the tasks assigned at the Force Generation Conference held on 10 March in Tampa, SAF members are advising as mentors in the areas of infantry weapons handling and tactics, basic medical support, engineering and signals.

On 21 January 2016, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the intention to strengthen its participation in the military component of the Global Coalition against Daesh. On 3 February 2016, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted a decision on the participation of the Republic of Slovenia in the Global Coalition against Daesh (ISIL) by assuming an officer-level duty in the coalition's command established within the United States Central Command in Tampa (US CENTCOM), by donating weapons and equipment, and by contributing up to 15 Slovenian Armed Forces personnel to the training of members of the armed forces in the northern part of Iraq. The Slovenian Armed Forces announced its entry into the Global Coalition at the Coalition's regular force generation conference in March 2016. In accordance with the decision of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, the order of the Minister of Defence and bilateral agreements with the Republic of Germany, the Slovenian Armed Forces designed, prepared and deployed a temporary task force. Additionally, it arranged for the transportation of the donated excess weapons to northern Iraq.

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