Heads of the armies of 20 countries with the participation of Iraq seeking "the formation of a ground force against Daash"
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Chiefs of staff of the armies held 20 countries, including Iraq, after a meeting on Tuesday in the United States to discuss the efforts of the international coalition against the terrorist organization Daash.
A media adviser to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense Lt. Gen. Mohammed al-Askari in a press statement that "the Army Chief of Staff Gen. Babacar Zebari will head the Iraqi delegation at this meeting."
The extraordinary meeting will be held next Tuesday at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington.
The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, said that "a meeting of the chiefs of staff of the armed forces of about 20 countries will meet next week to discuss the prospects for the formation of a ground force to support the aerial bombardments."
It was Dempsey, said in 26 of the last September: "We need to force the American wilderness is not facing Daash organization," adding that "air strikes will not be sufficient to eliminate the Daash in Iraq and Syria."
An official at the Pentagon on condition of anonymity that "the meeting will be attended by the partner countries in the coalition, along with the commander of the Australian Army."
He said, "Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of US Central Command, will be presented during the meeting a report about strikes in his capacity as supervisor of the air campaign."
On the other hand, told Pentagon officials that "the Iraqi government forces in urgent need of training to be able to cope with organizing Daash in the west of the country where the look in a crisp."
They said that "the Iraqi army under increasing pressure in Anbar province, noting that the international attention focused on the city Kobanî Kurdish fighters as he tries to withstand the attack Daash."
He said one of these senior officials, asking not to be identified, said "the situation in Anbar is fragile, and is supplying troops and is holding, but it is difficult and cumbersome."
He added that "dozens of raids by coalition forces in recent weeks in western Iraq helped to surround the fighters Daash and the survival of the capital, Baghdad is safe."
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