Further UK troops train Tunisian forces to counter Daesh

October 15, 2016

UK Armed Forces will provide training to Tunisian forces to help stem the threat posed by Daesh, the Defence Secretary has announced.

Michael Fallon has announced that a Short Term Training Team of around 40 UK military personnel has arrived in country to provide training on Operational Planning, Intelligence and Surveillance and mobile patrolling, which will help Tunisia counter illegal cross-border movement, particularly from neighbouring Libya.

The training, led by 4th Infantry Brigade, involves both theoretical and practical exercises that will assist the Tunisians to better guard their land borders, and will be delivered to around 200 personnel at Tunisian Army locations.


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