Military Capabilities

More Turkish troops arrive in Qatar

28 December 2017

Another group of Turkish soldiers arrived in Qatar on 26 December, the Qatari Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on the same day.

The MoD released photographs of a T-155 Fırtına self-propelled howitzer being unloaded from a Qatari C-17 transport aircraft and more than 35 Turkish soldiers wearing the blue beret associated with elite units.

It said the group would join the Turkish forces already stationed at the Tariq bin Zayid Battalion base.

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