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US Military Coalition Advisers Doubled in Iraq

The U.S.-led coalition has doubled to 450 the number of advisers assisting Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants. The top U.S. spokesman for the campaign to retake Mosul said Wednesday that the additional forces will help accelerate the battle.   "We have increased the number of ‘advise and assist’ forces that are there with the ISF [Iraqi Security Forces] command elements to help advise them as they move forward and to synchronize operations," coalition...

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