US says allies to send about 1,500 troops to Iraq

December 8, 2014 19:44

US allies have committed to send about 1,500 forces to Iraq to help advise and train Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State, the top US commander guiding the coalition effort said on Monday.

"I think it's going to come in close," Lieutenant General James Terry, who commands all coalition efforts against Islamic State, told a group of reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Chuck in Kuwait.

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