US to send 560 more troops to Iraq, Carter says

Posted at 8:50 AM, Jul 11, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. will send 560 more troops to Iraq.

Carter says the new forces will help establish a newly retaken air base as a staging hub for long-awaited battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State militants.

Carter made the announcement Monday during a visit to Iraq.

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