Published On: Sat, Dec 5th, 2015

United States yet to agree details on new force’s role in Iraq : Officials

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The United States has yet to agree with Baghdad on crucial details governing the role of a new American special forces unit aimed at hunting Islamic State militants in Iraq, U.S. officials said, underlining the difficulties Washington faces dealing with Iraq’s weakened leader.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter (L) and Joint Chiefs Chairman Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., arrive to testify before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on "U.S. Strategy for Syria and Iraq and its Implications for the Region" in Washington December 1, 2015.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter (L) and Joint Chiefs Chairman Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., arrive to testify before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on “U.S. Strategy for Syria and Iraq and its Implications for the Region” in Washington December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced on Tuesday the planned deployment of the small force, whose raids against Islamic State targets would be the first sustained military operations by U.S. forces in Iraq since American combat troops left in 2011.5934

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