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For Immediate Release
September 23, 2004

NATO Expands Training in Iraq
Fact of the Day


NATO has announced it will increase assistance to Iraq's security forces, including the establishment of a NATO training center in Iraq. NATO is training and equipping forces so the Iraqi government can provide better security for its citizens. As part of this effort, NATO will create a permanent training center at Ar Rustamiya to prepare Iraqi security personnel to meet this challenge. NATO's commitment to Iraq demonstrates the unity of the alliance and its determination to reach beyond traditional areas of operation to promote democracy and fight the global War on Terror.

Source: North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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