The Czechs plan to send trainers to Iraq pilots

2016-02-12 19:45:09 | (Voice of Iraq) Baghdad

Czech Defense Minister announced that he planned to send about 30 military trainers and technicians to Iraq to train pilots on Czech-made aircraft.

Martin strobenki said in his remarks yesterday, "the Czech initiative, part of international efforts to assist Iraq in fighting the militants organize daash", stating that "discussed during talks in Brussels with u.s. Secretary of Defense, Carter noted.

The Czechs agreed to sell 15 fighter jet "-159" to Iraq, awaiting agreement currently get the green light from Britain.

On a visit to Brussels on Thursday, strobenki said he hoped Britain's retreat from their objections to the agreement soon.

And Czech instructors currently training four Iraqi pilots and dozens of helicopters pilots in the Czech Republic, as well as weapons and ammunition, grenades, rocket launchers, anti-tank grenades for the Iraqi army.