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U.S. Special Operations in Iraq Supporting Iraqi Military | OpsLens

U.S. Special Operations in Iraq Supporting Iraqi Military | OpsLens

U.S. Military Operation Inherent Resolve: Background and Update

With the over-saturation of media coverage regarding the United States (U.S.) Presidential elections, and now the President-elect Trump transition, it is appropriate for OpsLens to re-focus and update its readership regarding American troops deployed to Iraq. The U.S. government (USG) has directed ~6000 U.S. troops, predominantly Special Operations Forces, to deploy to Iraq to advise and assist the government of Iraq’s military coalition in fighting against the terrorist group, ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria).

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