US may send 100 special forces to Baghdad: Official

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 20:59

Washington: The United States is considering deploying 100 special operations troops to advise the Iraqi army in its defense of Baghdad from Sunni extremists, a US defense official said Thursday.

The president is "leaning" toward a limited course of action that would "embed" the commandos already at the ready in the region with Iraqi forces but not call for US bombing raids, the official told AFP.

AFP

First Published: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 20:59

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