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America sends 600 militaren to Iraq for the offensive on the IS-stronghold of Mosul.

America sends 600 militaren to Iraq for the offensive on the IS-stronghold of Mosul.

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The United States will send 600 extra soldiers to the Iraqi Mosul to the forces support in an offensive on Islamic State.

That has the U.s. secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Wednesday confirmed.

Mosul, after Baghdad, the largest city in Iraq, is, since June 2014 in the hands of IS, but the Iraqi army now has large areas around the city re-conquered my.

Mid-september, the Iraqi army managed to the town of Shirqat in the near of Mosul to retake it. Thereupon, Iraq and the United States that the attack on Mosul this month is still being used.

The American military would especially be sent for training and advice. The United States imported so far only air raids on IS.

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