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Iraq counts on U.S. advisers, mostly out of sight, in war on Islamic State | Reuters
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Iraq counts on U.S. advisers, mostly out of sight, in war on Islamic State | Reuters

When Iraqi forces faced a fierce Islamic State counter-attack last month at a hospital in Mosul they had stormed without enough troops to hold it, U.S. advisers behind the front lines shepherded them to safety.

And as they punched through the city’s northern limits a few weeks later, it was again the Americans who counseled them how best to avoid roadside bombs and head off Islamic State suicide car bombers.

Washington, leading an international coalition against the jihadists in Iraq and Syria, has launched thousands of air strikes over the past 2-1/2 years and provided aerial surveillance vital to pushing them back.

Source: Iraq counts on U.S. advisers, mostly out of sight, in war on Islamic State | Reuters