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German army halts Iraq military training amid Iran tensions

AFP  |  Berlin 

has halted its training of soldiers in Iraq, a said Wednesday, as tensions rise between neighbouring and the

"The has suspended the training," said, adding that there was "generally heightened alert, awareness" for soldiers currently operating in the region.

Flosdorff said training may well resume in the next days and that there was "no concrete threat" at the moment.

has about 160 soldiers deployed in Iraq, including 60 in Taji, to the north of Baghdad, and 100 in Erbil, in Kurdish-controlled territory.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 18:26 IST