U.S. to send up to 450 more troops to train Iraqis
Iraqi soldiers train with members of the U.S. Army 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Camp Taji, Iraq, in this U.S. Army photo released June 2, 2015. (Reuters)
The White House says the United States will send up to 450 more troops to Iraq to boost the training of local forces, amid recent gains from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.
The move is a response to Baghdad’s appeals for more help.
Under the plan, the number of U.S. training sites in Iraq would increase from four to five, enabling a larger number of Iraqis to join the fight against the Islamic militant group. Most of the fighters would be Sunni tribal volunteers.
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Source News: Alarabiya