Iraq must own difficult fight to reclaim Ramadi

By REUTERS
May 18, 2015 18:15

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The United States will support Iraq's difficult fight to reclaim lost territory in Ramadi and elsewhere, but the battlefield setback has not prompted consideration of deploying US ground combat forces, US military and civilian officials told Reuters on Monday.

"Having American troops drawn into this fight... (would come) with a host of problems," said one US military official, speaking on condition of anonymity. A second US military official also said the option was not under consideration.



A civilian US official told Reuters: "What we need is for everybody who is in Iraq to defend Iraq, and in the end, it's got to be Iraqis."

"Remember whose country it is and who's got to take responsibility for it. It's not the United States, in this case. It's the Iraqis," the civilian US official said.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 16, 2018
Report: Egypt's ex-military chief of staff Sami Anan in 'critical' condition

By REUTERS