Sweden's participation in the military mission in Iraq to be extended

9 December 2020 klockan 17.00

Sweden's participation in the ongoing military training mission in Iraq is to be extended until 31 December 2021.

The Swedish forces are to consist of 70 people. If the situation demands, it will be possible to add a temporary reinforcement and evacuation force consisting of a maximum of 150 people. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

The overall objective of the Swedish mission is to improve the Iraqi defence forces' capability to counter the threat from Daesh.