Latvian servicemen can go to Iraq to fight the "Islamic State"

The representative of the Ministry of Defense of Latvia, Kaspar Galkin, said during a press conference that at the moment the authorities are considering the possibility of sending troops to Iraq to fight the militants of the Islamic State terrorist group (IG).




At the same time, he stressed that we are not talking about their participation in combat operations against militants - the option of providing assistance to local units is being considered, as is the case in Afghanistan.

“In any case, the decision on the participation of Latvia in this operation will be made by politicians,” quotes Galkina RIA "News"

It is worth noting that Latvia is part of an international coalition led by the United States, which was created to combat IS, but until that point its participation was limited to providing humanitarian assistance.

Earlier it was also reported that the possibility of sending their soldiers to Iraq to train the local military is being considered in Estonia.
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  1. Decathlon 2 November 2015 07: 54 New
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    ISIS, apparently in shock ?! Or neighs to hiccups ?!
    1. Gorjelin 2 November 2015 08: 06 New
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      ISIS, apparently in shock ?! Or neighs to hiccups ?!

      Shaw both the Latvian military men ?! wassat ISIS kapets! laughing
      1. demo 2 November 2015 08: 12 New
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        But who will protect Latvia from the Russians?
        1. hydrox 2 November 2015 08: 18 New
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          Quote: demo
          But who will protect Latvia from the Russians?


          And for this there is an American NATO force ...
        2. meriem1 2 November 2015 08: 24 New
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          Quote: demo
          But who will protect Latvia from the Russians?


          So they are going to look after the Russian Army in Syria !!! And then we are completely unbelted there ...... Without them laughing
          1. RBLip 2 November 2015 10: 10 New
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            Quote: meriem1
            So they are going to look after the Russian Army in Syria !!! And then we are completely unbelted there ...... Without them

            they are going to clean the mattresses ... the Ameronegas refuse, they have to attract these mattresses ...
            1. Georgy USSR 2 November 2015 12: 41 New
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              So it begs. "Meat, fresh meat"
        3. Edvagan 2 November 2015 09: 44 New
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          the shock for the Latvians is not in this, but in the fact that they will have to practically fight on the same side with Russia against ISIS))) How will they survive this?
      2. wartex 2 November 2015 11: 15 New
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        Let them take with them instead of cartridges, a couple of boxes of sprats for moderate opposition and igil. Terrorists there will quickly end from indigestion.
    2. Finches 2 November 2015 08: 19 New
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      We can minimize the operation .... laughing
      1. General Frost 2 November 2015 08: 32 New
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        Exactly !!!!!!! laughing laughing ISIS defeated by this news alone laughing
    3. Maxom75 2 November 2015 08: 37 New
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      So this is where the "fighting hamsters" live in Latvia.)))
    4. little girl15 2 November 2015 08: 52 New
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      And why are you laughing? These guys are stupid but very decisive! I’m afraid the coalition would have no problems with the inappropriate behavior of the brave Latvian warriors.
    5. Tor5
      Tor5 2 November 2015 09: 07 New
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      Interestingly, since how many soldiers can they send without prejudice to their own "defenses"? Two, or three people?
    6. KUOLEMA 2 November 2015 09: 27 New
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      Well, all ISIS came polar fox and a half tank of Chukhon and two more motor boats will carry them wassat
    7. Vend 2 November 2015 09: 52 New
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      Quote: Decathlon
      ISIS, apparently in shock ?! Or neighs to hiccups ?!

      ISIS rejoices. Recharge rides. These stubborn Russophobes will fight against Russia and Syria.
    8. marlin1203 2 November 2015 10: 18 New
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      Where are you guys? .. The Russians will capture you the next day! laughing
  2. APASUS 2 November 2015 07: 55 New
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    ISIS as soon as it receives information that 2,5 Latvian troops and the Estonian Air Force have been put up against them - they’ll run to hell!
  3. Altona 2 November 2015 07: 55 New
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    Let them go, even look at real tanks and planes ...
    1. Misha Honest 2 November 2015 08: 07 New
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      Quote: Altona
      Let them go, even look at real tanks and planes ...

      I support! The road is there for them! winked
    2. Truth 2 November 2015 09: 15 New
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      that it’s not about their participation in military operations against militants

      Well, why the heck are they needed there then?
      They will die there from fear.
  4. Observer2014 2 November 2015 07: 55 New
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    Latvian servicemen can go to Iraq to fight the "Islamic State"
    This is embarrassing to ask, are they all in the photo?
    1. SAM 5 2 November 2015 08: 43 New
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      This is embarrassing to ask, are they all in the photo?

      Most likely half will remain to defend the homeland.
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    1. bocsman 2 November 2015 08: 10 New
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      Latvian servicemen can go to Iraq to fight the "Islamic State"

      By cleaning grades, water tray and other very military activities!
    2. bocsman 2 November 2015 08: 10 New
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      Latvian servicemen can go to Iraq to fight the "Islamic State"

      By cleaning grades, water tray and other very military activities!
  6. alex-cn 2 November 2015 07: 58 New
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    His last guys to Iraq, and the United States will defend Latvia!
    Congratulations ... how many mestizos are born there. "Blood freshening" however ... hell, he doesn’t put emoticons.
    1. Altona 2 November 2015 15: 33 New
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      Quote: alex-cn
      His last guys to Iraq, and the United States will defend Latvia!

      ----------------------
      And "migrants", the same disguised Ishilovites, will come to Latvia and will marry their women ...
  7. horoh 2 November 2015 07: 59 New
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    Interestingly, and the Latvian military will not scatter first at the sight of ISIS militants ???
    1. hydrox 2 November 2015 08: 22 New
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      No, they will run the day after tomorrow (when they finally reach where they were brought) lol !
  8. Same lech 2 November 2015 07: 59 New
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    Latvian servicemen can go to Iraq to fight the "Islamic State"


    We survived ... LATVIA is located thousands of kilometers from IRAQ and has nothing to do with it ...

    that the Balts lost there .... some kind of madhouse and a mess in the brains of the leadership of this Baltic country.
  9. mag nit 2 November 2015 08: 01 New
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    Battle sprats.
  10. ALEA IACTA EST 2 November 2015 08: 02 New
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    Fear ISIS: Latvians are coming! laughing
    Kaaak will bring 3 tanks with them! laughing
    1. Misha Honest 2 November 2015 08: 10 New
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      Quote: ALEA IACTA EST
      Kaaak will bring 3 tanks with them!

      Actually, for the whole Baltic one Latvian-Estonian-Lithuanian tank! laughing
  11. Dezinto 2 November 2015 08: 03 New
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    All the "Isis" - give up! Now it's over - complete alabar - the Latvians are coming!
  12. Sirocco 2 November 2015 08: 03 New
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    Well, the USA, after a slap in the face, came to their senses, grouped, made an analysis with conclusions, and proceeded to further disintegrate the East. So to speak, they hop on the go on a running train, but these Baltic Pikines are happy to try for a pedigree, or they promised them something from a pie.
    But on the topic, all these attempts, with 50 Special Forces soldiers, now with the Baltic fighters, all resemble the scenario of an upcoming provocation, to discredit our air forces, imagine that several “helpers” from an allegedly Russian bomb die, What a squeal will rise . Or they are preparing to tear apart Syria, as is the case with Germany after the victory in the Second World War.
  13. bronik 2 November 2015 08: 06 New
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    And suddenly they will see the actions of the Russian Aerospace Forces in combat. This will completely break the template. Enuresis and diarrhea are provided.
  14. Reserve buildbat 2 November 2015 08: 07 New
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    "At the same time, he emphasized that we are not talking about their participation in military operations against militants - they are considering the option of assisting local units, as is happening in Afghanistan."

    Apparently the spratheroes will help in washing the underpants and changing the diapers of the “moderate opposition”.
  15. Wolka 2 November 2015 08: 10 New
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    and what, a completely justified decision of the EU and NATO, all the males-labies in Syria will be destroyed, and then they will push all refugees from the Middle East into the Baltic ghetto and the problem will be solved ...
  16. Sasha75 2 November 2015 08: 11 New
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    They were afraid of the Russian invaders, and they will die for the distant lands, where is the logic.
  17. sl22277 2 November 2015 08: 14 New
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    "Kirdyk" ISIS! Latvians will not joke with igilovtsami. They will teach them to read the Koran correctly ... None of the "Caliber" can be compared with the "Baltic Monsters" ...
    1. reguai 2 November 2015 08: 23 New
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      first they will force everyone to learn the Latvian Latvia, and the Dainas will force them to sing. ISIS people just can’t stand it! laughing
    2. AlexTires 2 November 2015 09: 16 New
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      As soon as terrorists from the Islamic State know this news, someone will run away to wherever and all weapons will be handed over to Assad. The region will come to peace and tranquility .... laughing
  18. Neophyte 2 November 2015 08: 16 New
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    Like the Georgians in Afghanistan, the Balts will serve utility rooms such as closets.
  19. RUSOIVAN 2 November 2015 08: 21 New
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    I’m afraid that the whole army of Latvia would not be cut with one knife right under the guns of the cameras!
  20. Darkoff
    Darkoff 2 November 2015 08: 24 New
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    the ability to send their soldiers to Iraq for local military training considered in Estonia

    laughing
  21. BOB044 2 November 2015 08: 28 New
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    At the same time, he stressed that we are not talking about their participation in combat operations against militants - the option of providing assistance to local units is being considered, as is the case in Afghanistan.
    Like in the movie <In the war, as in the war.> And for what they were sent to support the trousers. Warriors damn it. So Latvia can remain without an army.
  22. slava5553 2 November 2015 08: 28 New
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    Action for show, in its asset, in front of the EU and NATO
  23. cniza 2 November 2015 08: 28 New
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    Quote: Decathlon
    ISIS, apparently in shock ?! Or neighs to hiccups ?!



    Something in this world has turned upside down how military specialists (Latvia, Estonia) can teach someone who have not snuffed gunpowder, no schools and no experience. belay
  24. 31rus 2 November 2015 08: 29 New
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    He laughed heartily, thank you!
  25. cniza 2 November 2015 08: 31 New
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    Quote: demo
    But who will protect Latvia from the Russians?



    Or maybe they will ... they will fight against Russia in Syria ... they will make sorties from Iraq.
  26. askort154 2 November 2015 08: 34 New
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    Yeah! It took 60 countries of the coalition a whole year to make sure that without Latvians and Estonians they wouldn’t have IS
    deal. And the Russian pilots are so happy! Now they will finally disappear all day on the beach with a cold beer. The main thing is that the Estonians do not confuse Syria with Siberia.
  27. fa2998 2 November 2015 08: 36 New
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    Invincible Estonians and Latvians will train the local military? All Khan ISIS! belay hi
  28. chikenous59 2 November 2015 08: 42 New
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    Long live the cannon fodder!
  29. regdan 2 November 2015 08: 47 New
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    And who then in Latvia will protect the Motherland from barbarians from the East ????
  30. Privat 2 November 2015 08: 48 New
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    It will be a shock when they, returning with a break from Iraq, find that all the jobs in their native Spratland are occupied by emigrants ... from this very Iraq. smile
  31. A1L9E4K9S 2 November 2015 08: 48 New
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    Well, hold on to the Islamists, wrap yourself in a white cloth in advance, a mighty and invincible army of chukhni is going to deal with you, they have already conquered Russia before the Urals, and the Islamists have to spit on them once.
  32. Zoriz 2 November 2015 08: 49 New
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    But in fact, everything is much sadder - it is completely clear what comes from the supply of mattress covers:
    Again war by the wrong hands. Europe (and especially Eastern), under wise guidance, fights and dies, and brave Americans sit in calm Europe, drink beer and fuck passionate Baltic girls ... Beauty.
  33. lehalk 2 November 2015 09: 02 New
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    All four?
  34. rotmistr60 2 November 2015 09: 05 New
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    are considering sending troops to Iraq to combat militants

    Of course, it is funny against the background of Russia, and indeed of the Western alliance. But every mosquito imagines himself an attack aircraft (by plane).
    1. cniza 2 November 2015 09: 15 New
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      Well, I really want to, otherwise how else to prove myself.
  35. afrikanez 2 November 2015 09: 13 New
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    This is not an army (Latvia), this is a choir of tuberculosis boys at a female hostel. NATO, who are you sending to the war, are you not ashamed ???
  36. AlexTires 2 November 2015 09: 15 New
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    Does Latvia have an army? laughing
    1. Nyrobsky 2 November 2015 10: 09 New
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      Quote: AlexTires
      Does Latvia have an army?

      Now it’s gone .... Sent to Iraq laughing
  37. dim242 2 November 2015 09: 15 New
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    We are waiting for “statements” from the “Committee of Soldiers' Mothers” of Latvia or Vasiliev about 100500 missing Latvian paratroopers or “nameless NATO graves” (this is irony)
  38. Vladimir Pozlnyakov 2 November 2015 09: 16 New
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    Stop jerking!
    They forgot that the overseas Monkey decided to send as many as 50 commandos to Syria! Who do you think should wash them?
    Balts have already trained in Geyropa to clean the toilet and make pots!
    Now the experience has come in handy!
  39. atamankko 2 November 2015 09: 18 New
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    And all of them, like the truthful.
  40. brasist 2 November 2015 09: 20 New
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    Apparently they were given a choice - "Either accept 200 thousand refugees or go fight ISIS" - they chose (death in battle is better than death from starvation) ...
  41. BARKHAN 2 November 2015 09: 21 New
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    It’s interesting, what kind of help is this, not related to military operations? To wash cars? Toilets to clean out? Or maybe intimate, some services? What kind of special quick-response detachment is to provide s-e-ss servants.
    “Help the local units” -Well, actually the locals here are Iraqis and ISIS ... Could it be more precise to whom and how they are going to help?
  42. dckx 2 November 2015 09: 53 New
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    In the course of them there will be 50, and "50 American special forces" will call them.
  43. mamont5 2 November 2015 09: 58 New
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    "Latvian soldiers may go to Iraq to fight the" Islamic State ""

    Well, who will protect Latvia from Russia? Where did the "Russian threat" go?
  44. kotvov 2 November 2015 10: 18 New
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    the igil hit specifically, they’ll build them a goat’s face.
  45. Vladimir 1964 2 November 2015 12: 19 New
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    Consideration is being given to providing assistance to local units, as is happening in Afghanistan.


    Like it or not, it definitely brings a smile. Well, I can’t imagine the Baltic states as "helpers." belay
  46. max15243 2 November 2015 14: 07 New
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    Everything is strange, almost a year the pro-American coalition bombed someone, everyone refused the ground operation. The Russian air forces began to bomb (despite the success shown, not everything is clear to me), the Assad army began to advance (though somehow hesitantly, not fully understanding the high cost of the events held by the air forces) and here the Americans send as many as 50 commandos and their partners from the Baltic they also want to send someone to Syria to help. Damn started as in a joke, only if these specialists get into a specific batch in Syria, what should everyone else do. After all, it’s not clear whether the Americans “demonstrate their presence” or whether they found 50 suicides and decided to use them, but the Balts didn’t “catch up” yet with the “theme”, so they decided to catch up on the Americans just in case. And if without jokes, in any war the infantry puts the last point. Assad’s army will eventually squeeze IG in a year (damn it, I still don’t understand why ours strike at headquarters and training centers and not just one hit at oil wells and factories), but the Americans will be ready for something new.
  47. RUSIVAN 2 November 2015 15: 19 New
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    Latvian soldiers may go to Iraq to fight the “Islamic State” - sounds like a joke.
  48. pvv113 2 November 2015 17: 49 New
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    Latvian servicemen can go to Iraq to fight the "Islamic State"

    And will they take their tank or is it still at the box office with Estonians? wink
  49. Bosk 2 November 2015 19: 41 New
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    Guys, well, stop laughing, this is first POLITICS !, and secondly ... well, secondly it may not sound like a topic, but Latvians always turned out to be not bad soldiers, I don’t say that the best but certainly not the worst, although if you recall what were the first regular parts of Soviet Russia? Well, they’ll go ... maybe they’ll even fight ..., the soldiers are supposed to obey orders ... and many of them will not come back ... mock it ... it's like that ...