International Alliance: the role of American troops in Iraq beyond advice to combat role

2016/08/11 13:50


Us-led coalition acknowledged, Thursday, that the role of American troops in Iraq beyond advice and experiences, stressing that his role had become a "combatant".

Le Figaro newspaper said the French, Coalition spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Garver as saying that "the U.S. military will not only provide counselling and advice to the Iraqi forces, but also payment of combat troops alongside the Iraqi army."

Garver confirmed coalition and u.s. support for Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abbadi steps to regain control of Mosul by the end of 2016.

According to the newspaper, the US presence in Iraq, "is no longer limited to financial aid and providing expertise and advice, but extensive presence on the ground, a sign that the number of American troops in Iraq approaching 5000".


The newspaper pointed out that "the US contribution in Iraq CHANGHONG would no longer provide financial support or advice, but an active presence on the ground."