Britain to send more army personnel to Iraq
The United Kingdom is set to send additional army personnel to Iraq to "support the fight against" ISIL militants, Press TV reported.
That is according to the state-run BBC which says nearly 60 extra army personnel will be sent to Iraq to support the fight against the ISIL militants.
The report said Prime Minister David Cameron authorized the decision to send the team to help deliver training for Kurdish forces fighting ISIL.
It said more than 1,000 Kurdish troops have already been trained by British personnel.
The latest deployment will focus on the counter-IED training program organized by the coalition fighting ISIL.
Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said, "This counter-IED training will give Iraqi forces a vital capability in taking the fight to ISIL and is another example of our commitment to the campaign against ISIL. Along with our airstrikes, Britain is making a major contribution to training Iraqi forces to help them defend their country."
Now John Rees with the 'Stop The War Coalition' in London believes, "The British government is after war, has always been after war."
Rees told Press TV's UK Desk on Sunday that Britain sought "to find a stable pro-business pro-Western base of operations in the Middle East."
Last December, the British defence secretary said hundreds of UK troops will be sent to Iraq in the New Year.
The deployment to help train local forces will be in the "very low hundreds," but could also include a small protection force of combat-ready soldiers, he had said.
Reports say dozens of UK troops are already training Iraqi and Kurdish forces.