Pentagon wants to send more troops to Iraq

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The Pentagon will submit proposals to President Barack Obama on how to boost military support to Iraqi forces.

Pentagon wants to send more troops to Iraq

On Friday, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Pentagon General Joseph Dunford said that the Pentagon is planning to deploy additional American combat troops in Iraq to accelerate military operations against ISIS terrorists.

He also said that the Pentagon will submit proposals to President Barack Obama on how to boost military support to Iraqi forces.

“We have a series of recommendations that we will discuss with the president in the coming weeks to further enable our support for the Iraqi security forces,” the top military officer said at a Pentagon briefing.

It was reported on March 22 that the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, an air-ground force of 2,200 troopers joined the Iraqi Security Force and Coalition ground operations against ISIS terrorists.

On March 24, the Iraqi military said in a statement that the Iraqi armed forces begun an offensive to the city of Mosul from ISIS terrorists.

Iraq has expressed their negative opinion on the effectiveness of the aerial campaign, led by the US forces and its allies on several occasions since June 2014. Their arguments are mainly focusing on the fact that a significant number of attacks have been carried out without any coordination with Baghdad, which has a high risk of causing casualties among Iraqi civilians.

In mid- December last year, Iraqi soldiers were either killed or injured by a US airstrike as they were advancing towards Amruyat al-Fallujah, west of Baghdad.

Iraq isn’t the only country to express negative opinion towards the operations. Syria has submitted a complaint letters to the UN, in which it accuses the US-led forces of causing huge damages and casualties among civilians with its operations.

Since June 2014, Iraq has been observing ISIS terrorist activities. The US-led coalition started its operations allegedly hitting ISIS, although many believes ISIS is a creation of the west.

However, the 66-member coalition has been failing to control ISIS terrorism, when a concerted push by Iraqi forces are dealing terrorists and forcing it out of the central city of Ramadi, the capital of the western Anbar Province.

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