The United States will send about 600 extra troops to Iraq to train local forces for an offensive on the Islamic State group stronghold of Mosul, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday. IS seized Mosul along with other areas in June 2014, but the country’s forces have since regained significant ground from the jihadists and
The United States currently has 4,500 troops training and advising Iraqi forces.
The United States is preparing to send an unspecific number of additional troops to Iraq to help reclaim the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group. That's according to … Click to Continue »
The Pentagon plans to send about 600 additional troops to Iraq to help launch a long-awaited offensive to retake Mosul in coming weeks, the most ambitious operation yet in the two-year military campaign against Islamic State. The es...
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says the increase — which brings the American total to about 5,000 — anticipates a major operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul.