Spain

After many years of fighting terrorism at home, Spain offers the Global Coalition its expertise tackling Daesh militarily, impeding the flow of foreign terrorist fighters, suppressing its financing, countering the group’s propaganda and providing assistance for the stabilization of liberated areas. Spain’s Armed Forces play a key role in the training of Iraq’s Security Forces, including its Army and Special Forces, and providing expertise in the areas of demining and countering improvised explosive devices.

“We have to be united to fight against the challenge of terrorism … which seeks to fracture, divide and create fear among society… United, we are stronger and we will fight more effectively a terror and fanaticism that attempts to threaten the rights and freedoms of all of us and ends our coexistence and our concord”.

Pedro Sánchez, President of the Government of Spain


480

PERSONNEL FROM SPAIN'S ARMED FORCES CURRENTLY DEPLOYED TO IRAQ, TRAINING ITS SECURITY FORCES

37,000

MEMBERS OF IRAQ'S SECURITY FORCES WHO HAVE BENEFITTED FROM TRAINING DELIVERED BY THE SPANISH ARMY

824

TERRORISTS ARRESTED IN 265 OPERATIONS SINCE 2004. IN THE LAST THREE YEARS, THE NUMBER OF OPERATIONS TRIPLED AND ARRESTS DOUBLED

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