Pentagon to send about 600 more US troops to Iraq


About 600 more US troops will be dispatched to Iraq in coming weeks to fortify Iraqi government strengths to reclaim the city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), Pentagon declared on Wednesday. 

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As of now there are exactly 4,647 US fighters approved to convey in Iraq. The extra strengths will upgrade the approved level to around 5,200, Xinhua news office reported. 

These troops won't initiate the assault, said Pentagon representative Peter Cook. Rather, they will give logistics bolster, preparing and guidance for the Iraqi strengths. 

The Iraqi administrative strengths likewise got Apache assault helicopters and a HIMARS rocket framework. A lot of subsidizing were sent to the Kurdish Peshmerga warriors, neighborhood media reported, citing Pentagon sources as saying that a hostile in Mosul may start in October. 

Prior this month, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met secretly with US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, looking for more logistics backing from Pentagon.

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