Rear Admiral John Kirby
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Pentagon briefing: US to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq

The US is to send 1,500 more non-combat troops to Iraq to boost Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants, the White House says.

The Pentagon said the troops would train and assist Iraqi forces.

Rear Admiral John Kirby said that the government of Iraq requested the troops.

  • 07 Nov 2014
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