Iraqi soldiers take position in a street of the city of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad, on January 19, 2014 during a military operation against anti-government fighters. AFP PHOTO / AZHER SHALLAL
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Jordan is ready to host a US training programme for Iraqi troops to help counter a resurgence of Al-Qaeda-linked militants in its neighbour, a minister said in remarks published Sunday.On Friday a US defence official told AFP that Washington was waiting for an agreement with Jordan or another country to go ahead with the training programme.Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has asked the United States to help the army fight against Islamist extremists, blamed for a spiral of deadly attacks in recent months.US officials have said no US troops would be redeployed in Iraq.
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