BAGHDAD — Iraqi Armed Forces’ Chief of Staff, Othman al-Ghanimi has revealed that his country is planning to reorganize its army before the end of 2018.
He told al-Hurra news channel on Wednesday that the Ministry of Defence will be restructuring the entire armed forces while devising plans for arming and training its brigades.
According to Ghanimi, the Baghdad government has made an agreement with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for training and arming border guards of Iraq.
NATO will also provide the border guards surveillance drones in hopes of protecting the border strips against terrorist groups.
The chief of staff also called on the international community to provide additional military assistance to Iraq as the country has already sustained damages to its military infrastructure during the three years of anti-IS campaign.