Iraq Not Sending Enough Forces for Training: Pentagon Chief Ashton Carter

June 17, 2015 11:02 PM

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Iraq Not Sending Enough Forces for Training: Pentagon Chief Ashton Carter

Washington: The US Secretary of Defense called out Baghdad Wednesday to send more recruits to American-run training camps, as Iraq struggles to battle the Islamic State group with a weakened military.

Plans to train some 24,000 Iraqi security forces by the fall are falling short, as only enough trainees for 7,000 troops and 2,000 "anti-terrorist forces" have enrolled for training, Defense chief Ashton Carter said while speaking before the House Armed Services Committee.

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