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America will send 600 military personnel to Iraq for offensive IS-stronghold of Mosul.

America will send 600 military personnel to Iraq for offensive IS-stronghold of Mosul.

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The United States will send hundreds of extra soldiers to the Iraqi Mosul to the forces support in an offensive against Islamic State.

That has the U.s. secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Wednesday confirmed. With the extra effort, brings the total of American troops in Iraq at nearly 5.300.

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 recaptured.

Mid-september, the Iraqi army, with the assistance of the USA in 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.

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President Obama said last week in a statement that the Iraqi army in Mosul is expected to be “quite soon” will be able to deliver. Obama warned that a “major challenge for the army”.

The six hundred American soldiers are largely located on airport Qayara and would especially be sent for training and advice. The United States also carry out regular air strikes on IS in Iraq.

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