The Latest: Poland ready to boost military help in Mideast

The latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local):

11:35 p.m.

Poland's leaders say they have declared readiness to increase the nation's participation in the fight against terrorism by increasing the number of Polish troops in the Middle East and by helping train engineers and technicians for the Iraqi army.

Poland currently has over 200 troops and four F-16 fighter jets in Kuwait and in Iraq.

President Andrzej Duda said after the NATO summit Thursday that Poland is ready to increase its military presence in Iraq and offer technical assistance to its armed forces, but that no decisions were made and no figures mentioned.

Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said the Poles would be training Iraqi specialists in Poland and in Iraq on how to maintain and repair military equipment.



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