First US military advisers deploy in Iraq: Pentagon

The first teams of up to 300 US military advisers have deployed to Baghdad to assist the Iraqi army in its fight against Sunni extremists, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

AFP| Last Updated: Jun 25, 2014, 00:05 AM IST

Washington: The first teams of up to 300 US military advisers have deployed to Baghdad to assist the Iraqi army in its fight against Sunni extremists, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Admiral John Kirby told reporters that "we have begun to deploy initial assessment teams" and about 40 troops "have started their new mission."