Nineveh police forces train with Spanish coalition members at Basmaya base 40 kilometers southeast of Baghdad.
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The U.S.-led coalition is planning for the day when Iraq will be free of Daesh (ISIS), ramping up training of a future Mosul police force – even as the battle for the rest of the city is briefly on hold.With more than 100,000 soldiers, police, tribal and militia fighters deployed for the offensive, Iraqi leaders are aware that after Daesh militants are routed from Mosul, a well-trained police force will be needed on the ground – to keep the hard-won victory.Gen. Angel Castilla, who oversees the police training.The old police force was corrupt, which is in part why Mosul fell to Daesh so easily, he said.
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