More than 2,100 shipments of coalition military equipment have been evacuated from Iraq, JOC reports

  • 4-11-2021, 13:41
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    The Joint Operations Command announced on Thursday ,evacuating of more than 2,100 shipments of American military equipment from Iraq, while it indicated that the international coalition had delivered more than 1,800 armed armored vehicles, cranes and water tankers to the Iraqi forces.
    JOC said in a  statement, received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), stated that "the National Security Adviser, Qassem Al-Araji, hosted today in Baghdad a meeting between the Iraqi Military Technical Committee headed by the Deputy Commander of Joint Operations, First Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, and its counterpart in the coalition forces headed by the Commander of the Operation Inherent Resolve In Iraq, Major General John W. Brennan, and in the presence of his deputy, Brigadier General Richard Bell (United Kingdom) and Director of the Inter-Agency and Civil Environment Department, Brigadier General Vincent Coste (France), noting that "the meeting was attended by the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army and the commanders of  (land - air - air defense - Army Aviation - Naval) forces, the commander of Military Intelligence and the representative of the Ministry of Peshmerga, as they gave a summary of their operations and plans to work with the coalition forces after moving to the role of advice, assistance and empowerment.
    The participated sides identified how the coalition will continue to support the Iraqi security forces through its role in advice, assistance and empowerment, and agreed to re-evaluate progress in their relationship on a quarterly basis, noting "the successful transfer of ownership of equipment to the Iraqi side during the past months, which included more than 1,800 between Armed armored wheels, cranes, water tanks and other vehicles, which contributed to increase the mobility of the Iraqi security forces and enabling them to protect Iraqi citizens from ISIS.”
    The Iraqi government affirmed, according to the statement, "Its commitment once again to protect the members of the international coalition who provide advice, assistance and empowerment to the Iraqi security forces," explaining that "the members of the coalition are present at the invitation of Iraq in accordance with Iraqi sovereignty and international laws and norms."

    The statement pointed out that "The parties agreed to continue holding their regular sessions through future meetings with the Iraqi Security Coordination Group for the purpose of completing the discussion of the remaining steps to complete the transition of the coalition forces to the non-combat role by the time specified for it at the end of this year."