Washington increases its troops in Iraq to 3870

Archival photo
Archival photo

( Baghdad – The Pentagon announced today, that the United States increased the number of its troops in Iraq to 3,870 soldiers to provide training, advice and guidance functions to Iraqi forces in its war against the so-called the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The last number announced by the Pentagon about the number of US soldiers in Iraq was 3,500 after sending 370 extra soldiers to this country.

The mission of those troops is limited to training and providing advice and assistance tasks, but they are not directly participating in the battles against ISIS.

The announcement comes after the decision of the US administration to strengthen its operations in Iraq and Syria.

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