German Army Chief found dead in Iraq Hotel

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Colonel Stephan Spoettel, who oversaw the training of the Kurdish forces fighting against ISIS, found dead in the Cristal Erbil Hotel in Kurdistan region capital city of Erbil


German security official, Stephan Spoettel responsible for training the Kurdish forces fighting against the Islamic State (ISIS), was found dead in a hotel on 23 September.

According to the German Defence Ministry, Spoettel was the head of its training mission in Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region. In a statement, the ministry reported that the 56-year-old Colonel, was found dead in his hotel room in the regional capital, Irbil. The German Ministry added that according to available information,...


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