Carter: US to send 101st Airborne Division to Iraq

101st Airborne Division. Archival photo.

101st Airborne Division. Archival photo.


(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced, that the United States would send the 101st Airborne Division to Iraq in order to join the Iraqi forces in its war against ISIS.

The U.S. Secretary of Defense said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The primary objective of the mission, estimated to involve about 1,800 US troops from the 101st Airborne Division, will be to force ISIS out of their two power centers in Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria.”

Carter added, “We need to destroy them in those two places and I’d like to get on with that as soon as possible.”

Noteworthy, 101st Airborne Division is also known as ‘The Screaming Eagles’ and it is armed with 300 helicopters, including thee battalions of Apache attack helicopters.


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