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Inside Mosul, U.S. military advisers wear black to blend in with elite Iraqi units | MilitaryTimes
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Inside Mosul, U.S. military advisers wear black to blend in with elite Iraqi units | MilitaryTimes

U.S. military advisers in Mosul have begun wearing black uniforms similar to those preferred by Iraq’s most elite troops, an attempt by the Americans to blend in as they move about the front lines in what’s become an arduous block-by-block fight with Islamic State fighters who remain entrenched there.

Multiple images of black-clad troops have been shared on social media in recent weeks. And while it’s common for U.S. special operations personnel to wear their partners’ military uniforms, this development is unique.

In Mosul, where the Iraqi-led campaign has worn on for five months, it demonstrates just how close to the action some Americans

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