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German military resumes training mission in Iraq ‘after re-evaluation of situation’

German military resumes training mission in Iraq ‘after re-evaluation of situation’

The German Defense Ministry is resuming its military training mission in Iraq after a re-evaluation of the security situation determined the threat level had lessened, AP reports.

The ministry said on Friday the decision was a joint assessment by coalition forces serving in Iraq, which is led by the US.

Last week, Washington said they’d detected “signs of Iranian preparations” for potential attacks on US forces and interests in the Middle East. The threat assessment in Iraq was raised to its highest level.

That prompted Germany to suspend its training of Iraqi soldiers in the north and order the 160 German soldiers to stay on base. The threat level has now been lowered, the ministry says.