British Minister of Defense , Michael Fallon confirmed on Thursday that his country has carried out 194 air raid on ISIS organization’s site.
Michael Fallon pointed out that his country has trained one thousand soldiers in Iraq.”.
Fallon said in remarks before the defense committee of the British House of Commons, that his country would play a pivotal role in facing ISIS organization in Iraq, through air strikes and training Iraqi forces. “
The British defense secretary expressed his rejection for a parliamentary report that criticized the “shy and humble role ” of Britain in facing “ISIS.”
He added that “British troops have carried out 194 air strikes against” ISIS “in Iraq and sent 140 officers to train more than one thousand Iraqi soldier.”
British defense minister explained that “military operations led by Britain, involve about 600 military men at various levels.”
Fallon revealed providing more than 400 tons of military equipment and ammunition to Iraqi forces. “
He pointed out that Britain is leading the international coalition program against ISIS and contributes in training Iraqi forces to detect and dismantle improvised explosive devices.
The minister, in response to one of the results of the parliamentary report that the government has a clear strategy against ISIS which is reducing this extremist organization’s threats against Britain’s security and interests in the Middle East through direct confrontation across the international coalition to repulse its ideology in indirect ways.
Fallon noted that Britain also provided humanitarian aid worth some 40 million pounds of Iraq, as well as support for Prime Minister ,Haider al-Abadi in his efforts to achieve political reconciliation and economic reforms.