Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pentagon: U.S. could keep "anti-Islamic State presence" in Iraq after Mosul falls

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said the United States could maintain a presence in Iraq after the Islamic State is defeated in the battle for Mosul.


Speaking from the Pentagon during a press briefing, Carter said the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, Daesh and ISIL, could remain a threat to Iraqi and regional security even after it is removed from power in Iraq's second-largest city and the militant Islamist group's stronghold in Iraq: Mosul.
 [upi.com]
11/1/17
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