30 Sep '16, 4pm

#SecDef: 600 troops to deploy to enable Iraqis to retake Mosul

#SecDef: 600 troops to deploy to enable Iraqis to retake Mosul

WASHINGTON -- About 600 American troops will be deployed to Iraq to further enable local security forces as they prepare to retake the key Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday, Sept. 28. In a statement, the secretary said in anticipation of the Mosul fight, the U.S. and Iraqi governments have agreed that additional U.S. and coalition capabilities could help accelerate the campaign at this critical phase. Carter said he and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recommended deployment of the additional troops to President Barack Obama to further enable Iraqi forces. The president authorized it with the support and approval of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. GEARING UP FOR MOSUL OFFENSIVE The U.S. troops will work in close coordination with the Iraqi government to p...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/176067/carter_600_troops_to_...

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