Dec 9, 2014

Video: Iraqi Forces to Get Extra 1,500 Coalition Support Troops, Says US

Iraqi and Peshmerga forces fighting the self-proclaimed Islamic State group will soon have extra backup from coalition allies.

The US military says a number of unspecified countries have agreed to contribute 1,500 troops, mostly for training—this on top of an extra 3,000 US troops President Obama has already authorized for deployment to Iraq.