British Army, Corps of Royal Engineers, 5 Armoured Engineer Squadron, 22 Engineer Regiment, on Ex Pashtun Charge (Crown Copyright, 2012) [880]

More British Soldiers Deployed to Iraq

The British Army Increases its Number of Royal Engineers to Support Operation SHADER

Royal Engineers will deploy to Al Asad Airbase to support the campaign to defeat Daesh in Iraq. Crown copyright.

Royal Engineers will deploy to Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, as part of Operation SHADER (Crown Copyright)

As the campaign to defeat Daesh in Iraq enters its final phase, the UK is sending additional troops to Anbar Province as part of the Global Coalition’s presence there. (Note that the MOD refers to Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, as “Daesh”.)

The British contribution to this international effort is codenamed Operation SHADER.

600+ Soldiers in Iraq

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