More British Soldiers Deployed to Iraq
The British Army Increases its Number of Royal Engineers to Support Operation SHADER
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.