Continued Swedish participation in military operations in Iraq

Published: 5 December 2018 at 15.57

Updated: 5 December 2018 at 16.24

Sweden will continue to participate in the current military training efforts in Iraq in 2019.

Swedish forces on location in Iraq are to consist of up to 70 people. If the situation demands, it will be possible to add a temporary reinforcement and evacuation force consisting of a maximum of 150 people.

Sweden has been participating in military training efforts as a result of Riksdag decisions since 2015. They are a result of an invitation from Iraq and are being carried out within the framework of the global coalition that is working together to combat the terror organisation Daesh. The overall objective of the Swedish mission is to improve the Iraqi defence forces' capability to counter the threat from the terror organisation.