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Fighters in Iraq's Anbar wary of US-Iran conflict as Denmark pulls forces

Due to rising US-Iran tension in Iraq, Denmark has said it will pull most of its elite military trainers out of the country.

QAIM, Iraq — Danish forces played an essential role in training Iraqis from western Anbar in the run-up to liberating their land from the Islamic State. They then advised local fighters and commanders that have been key to intelligence gathering and combat.

Denmark also knew that the Iranian Jan. 8 attack on the Iraqi Ain al-Assad airbase would happen six full hours before it occurred, the national media reported.

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