A rare glimpse into France's training of Iraqi soldiers

France's fight against Islamist terrorism goes well beyond its borders. Several hundred French troops are training Iraqi soldiers in combat skills as they prepare for an offensive against the Islamic State group in one of its main strongholds - the Iraqi city of Mosul. Normally the soldiers don't allow themselves to be filmed, but our colleagues from France 2 were given a rare opportunity to follow them as they carried out their military exercises in Baghdad.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Jessica Sestili, Elom Marcel Toble and Claire Pryde.

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