January 07 2015
The U.S. Army has started its formal training mission in Iraq, reports the Stars and Stripes.
Around 170 U.S. soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division are training four Iraqi army battalions near Taji, a Defense Dept. spokesman said on Monday.
The training started on Dec. 27 and is scheduled to run for six weeks.
Separately, Marines from a Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force are training personnel from the Iraqi army's 7th Division at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq's...
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