US willing to provide Iraq with attack helicopters: Carter

Carter said Iraqi army and counter-terrorism units were beginning to enter the city from multiple sides after months of frustrating delays.

AFP| Updated: Dec 09, 2015, 22:29 PM IST

Washington: The United States is prepared to supply the Iraqi army with attack helicopters and advisors to help it retake the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State group, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday.

Carter said Iraqi army and counter-terrorism units were beginning to enter the city from multiple sides after months of frustrating delays.

"The United States is prepared to assist the Iraqi army with additional unique capabilities to help them finish the job, including attack helicopters and accompanying advisers if circumstances dictate and if requested by Prime Minister (Haider al-) Abadi," he said.