Spain

Spain

After long years of fighting terrorism at home, Spain offers the Global Coalition its expertise tackling Daesh militarily, impeding the flow of foreign terrorist fighters, suppressing Daesh’s financing, and countering the group’s propaganda. Spain’s Armed Forces are playing a key role training Iraq’s Security Forces, providing training and education to Iraq’s Army and Special Forces.

Islamist terrorism threatens us all. It knows neither boundaries nor religions. Spain is fully committed to combating it, which requires a comprehensive approach and a common effort where international co-operation is paramount.”

Mariano Rajoy, President of the Government of Spain
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300 personnel from Spain’s Armed Forces currently deployed to Iraq, training Iraq’s Security Forces
13,500 Iraqi Security Forces personnel who have benefitted from training delivered by the Spanish Army
641 terrorists arrested in 167 operations since 2004. Compared to 2014, the number of operations tripled and arrests doubled in 2015