Obama wants $3.2 bln for U.S. air war on ISIS

U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed funding would also pay for the roughly 600 U.S. military advisors who are working with Iraqi and Kurdish forces.

President Barack Obama will ask lawmakers Friday for an additional $3.2 billion to pay for the war against the Islamic State group of Iraq and Syria, including funds to train and arm Baghdad government forces, officials said Thursday.

The funds will help cover the cost of replacing bombs in the weeks-long U.S.-led air campaign against ISIS jihadists and assistance for Iraqi army troops and Kurdish forces battling the ISIS on the ground, two defense officials told AFP.

 
 
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