Obama to send up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq

Paratroopers with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, march up the ramp as they return home from Afghanistan at Pope Army Airfield in Fort Bragg, North Carolina Nov. 5, 2014. (Reuters)

President Barack Obama has authorizing the U.S. military to send up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq as part of the mission to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the White House said on Friday.

The additional force will include a group of advisors to help Iraqi forces plan operations and a group of trainers who will be deployed across the country, officials said, as Washington steps up the pressure on the ISIS militants.

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