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IRAQ –Inherent Resolve, northern Iraq

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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