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Thursday, 14 July 2016

United States will send an additional 560 troops in the coming weeks to Iraq.

The United States will send an additional 560 troops in the coming weeks to Iraq to help that nation’s forces continue to build momentum as they push toward Mosul, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. In the coming weeks, hundreds of the newly deploying American forces will be sent to that base, Qayara West Airfield, which housed American troops through much of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 
U.S. Army Soldiers with Battery C, 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Task Force Al Taqaddum, conduct routine maintenance on an M109A6 Paladin howitzer at Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, June 26, 2016. 
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