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In Iraq, Carter says US will send 560 more US troops to Iraq

Posted at 5:41 AM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 08:41:18-04
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.