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Mission Mosul: US troops head towards Iraq

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter (left) with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (Right). File Photo

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad- In his visit to Baghdad, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, announced on Monday that the US will strengthen its military campaign against ISIS as it will send hundreds more troops for assisting their Iraqi counterparts in its bid to retake Mosul- ISIS’ last bastion.

Sharing details about the visit and important announcements, the source informed, “The US Defense Secretary Ashto Carter, after his meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi and the US commanders informed that to strengthen its fight against ISIS and reclaim Mosul, the US will send in more troops for helping the Iraqi forces in reclaiming Mosul- ISIS’ last bastion.”

“Over 560 additional troops will work out from Qayara airbase, which the Iraqi forces retook from ISIS and there are plans to use this airbase as a staging ground for an offensive to retake Mosul,” the source added.

It is worthy to be mentioned here that Prime Minister Abadi has pledged to reclaim Mosul by the end of this year.



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