Pentagon will provide new assistance to Iraq after Baghdad bombings

July 12, 2016 1:15 PM

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BAGHDAD — Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter promised Iraqi officials new assistance Monday to stave off bombings by the Islamic State after the group’s most deadly attack on central Baghdad earlier this month.

The Pentagon chief said the United States would offer high-tech explosives detectors and a visit by the U.S. general running a Defense Department office aimed at combating improvised explosives.

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