New Zealand Joins Fight Against ISIS, Sends Troops To Iraq
New Zealand has become the latest in a list of countries that are sending military personnel to Iraq to train and assist Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers.By Jake Godin | February 24, 2015
"I will not ... will not stand by while Jordanian pilots are burned to death, when kids execute soldiers, when people are out there being beheaded. I'm sorry, but this is the time to stand up and be counted. Get some guts, and join the right side."
And with those words, New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key told his country's Parliament he will send 143 noncombat military personnel to Iraq to help fight ISIS.
The troops will be stationed at Camp Taji about 20 miles north of Baghdad. A statement from Prime Minister Key says the troops will likely be deployed in May and can only stay for a maximum of two years.