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US Military Advisers Could Begin New Iraq Mission in 6-8 Weeks

The next stage in the U.S. effort to help Iraq battle Islamic State militants could begin within six to eight weeks, the Pentagon said as 450 military personnel prepare to deploy to Anbar province for a mission advising and assisting Iraqi forces. They will operate out of the Taqqadum military base located between Ramadi and Fallujah, two major cities that the Islamic State group now controls. At Taqqadum, U.S. forces will advise the 8th Iraqi army division on "how best to deploy...

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