Carter: More special forces going to Iraq

December 1, 2015 8:39 PM

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to send additional U.S. special operations forces to Iraq to conduct raids on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Tuesday.

The commandos will coordinate with the Iraqi government and fight with Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerga troops, Carter said. The special operations force will be an addition to U.S. forces already in Iraq, said a senior Defense official who was not authorized to speak publicly. That group will likely tot...

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