KGUN 9 On Your SideNews

Actions

US to send 560 more troops to Iraq, Carter says

Posted: 6:50 AM, Jul 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-11 13:57:08Z

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.

This is a breaking news story. Stay tuned for updates on this story.