Pentagonul ar putea disloca militari americani în baze irakiene pentru eliberarea oraşului Mosul

American commanders are considering whether to establish a presence at Iraqi military outposts and bases north of Baghdad ahead of a looming fight against Islamic State militants in Mosul, defense officials said Friday.

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the country’s top military officer, said discussions between American and Iraqi commanders and officials had begun on how American forces would “integrate” with Iraqi military units to take back Mosul.

“It’s fair to say that we will have positions up in the north that will facilitate supporting Iraqi security forces,” General Dunford told reporters traveling with him in Paris.

One of the crucial questions to be answered, General Dunford said, is just how closely American trainers and advisers will work with the Iraqi military and with the Kurdish pesh merga fighters as they try to take back Mosul from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.


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