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U.S. to Send More Troops to Iraq to Tackle Islamic State

posted on April 19, 2016

At Reuters, Yeganeh Torbati reports, “The United States will send more troops to Iraq and will put them closer to the front lines of battle there to advise Iraqi forces in the war against Islamic State militants.” American officials said they will deploy an additional 200 troops who will advise the Iraqi military as they advance into territory held by ISIS. “My expectation is that by the end of the year, we will have created the conditions whereby Mosul will eventually fall,” said President Barack Obama.

Read at Reuters