Axar.az
UP
19 July 2018


Carter met with Haider al-Abadi

Home page Politics
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in Iraq Sunday to discuss the coming stages of the ongoing offensive to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State jihadist group.

Axar.az informs, Carter had arrived in Baghdad and would "survey key locations directly supporting the battle for Mosul," the Pentagon said in a statement.

The United States leads an international coalition providing assistance in the shape of air strikes, equipment, training and advising on the ground to Iraqi forces battling the jihadists.

US forces are stationed in Qayyarah, the main staging base for the southern front of the Mosul offensive that was launched on October 17, as well as in the autonomous Kurdish region. Around 5,000 US troops are deployed in Iraq as part of an "advise and assist" mission to support Iraqi federal and Kurdish peshmerga forces battling jihadists.

Date
2016.12.11 / 23:06
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

US apologizes for disrupting cyber security consultations

Putin says forces seeking results of Russia-US summit

Putin notes serious risks of escalation in Ukraine

Zakir Hasanov met with Andrzej Kasprzyk

Azerbaijani and Italian FMs met in Baku

Sergio Mattarella: Italy support Karabakh conflict

President of Tajikistan to visit Azerbaijan

Trump accepts US intel assessment on Russian meddling

Italian President arrives in Azerbaijan for official visit

Trump neglects materials compiled by his assistants

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla