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NEWS | May 23, 2019

Training continues in Besmayah

By CJTF-OIR Public Affairs

During the week of May 12, the intensity of the 16th FEDPOL Brigade training has increased, and various courses have started.

After having practiced squad movements and deployments, policemen have started to train in platoon tactics, and they are learning how to manage that kind of unit on the ground. The training and improvement of these skills is essential because a correct deployment could facilitate the unit’s own maneuvers. Furthermore, it provides a great control over the terrain, which helps to achieve the objective.

They continue with urban combat training, which will be practiced during the entire training period. It is an essential skill, making them able to control urban terrain and avoid smuggling and trafficking.

The 20 policemen attending the advanced “combat life saver” course have reached mid-term. They have been selected through two previous courses where they learned basic level medical techniques and procedures. This course will provide them an advanced knowledge to save lives when needed.

They have also started handling weapons and the first shooting exercises. With them, they will improve their accuracy and capability to fight in future operations against Daesh.

On May 18, MG Chris Ghika, Deputy Commander Strategy and Information CJTF-OIR, visited the “Gran Capitán” Base and some BRC´s facilities. While there, he visited “M16,” a new camp where Iraqi audiences stay while they are training in the BRC. He also had the opportunity to talk with some Iraqi commanders currently training in the BRC.