German forces will be needed in Iraq for a long time to help rebuild the country’s military as it struggles to ensure that Daesh terrorists do not regroup in underground cells, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday.Germany, which has about 125 soldiers in Iraq, is committed to supporting Baghdad as it rebuilds now that the fight to reclaim territory formerly held by Daesh is largely over, she said during a visit to German troops at the Taji military base about 30 km north of Baghdad.Germany this year began shifting its military training activities to the central part of Iraq after focusing in the past more on training Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq..German forces will also advise the Iraqi Defense Ministry on issues such as mine-clearing and development of defenses against nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.