Anbar Iraq Press -24 July: A spokesman for the US Department of Defense said Pentagon, that Iraq deployment for the first time soldiers trained by the international coalition, and sent in the last few days three thousand troops in the campaign to restore the city of Ramadi al (Daash). He said Colonel Steve Warren spokesman, told reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, on Thursday evening, said that "about 500 fighters from the Sunni tribes who trained Iraqi officers under the supervision of American soldiers, are also involved in the process." But he refused to disclose the total number of Iraqi soldiers involved in the process of Ramadi. Warren pointed out that "Iraqi forces backed by air strikes of the coalition forces, seeking to blockade the center of Ramadi, Anbar province to cut off supplies to organize Daash and besieged fighters before launching an attack to take control of the city."
Organization and grabbed control of the gray two months ago, to broaden his influence on the Euphrates River valley west of Baghdad.
He met Carter, who is visiting Iraq for the first time since he took office last February, US military commanders and Iraqi politicians, including Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi leaders.
Carter Iraqi officials briefed on the plans for the deployment of soldiers trained by the coalition.
It has already been criticized Carter Iraqi forces because of "lack of will to fight in the Battle of Ramadi." But he praised Thursday Balebadi Iraqi soldiers, and stressed the need for the air strikes carried out by the coalition be accompanied by a "qualified ground troops."
He said during his meeting with al-Abadi, said that "to get these forces in turn requires a judgment does not exclude anyone."
He issued by US President, Barack Obama, last month, an instruction to send 450 US troops to Iraq to spread at the base of the closest of the fighting in Anbar province, which lies 25 kilometers almost all gray progress.
He was a US non-proliferation objectives of the new base in progress, encourage Sunni participation in the fight against Daash clans, and the coordination of efforts in the Ain al-Asad Air Base, which is also located in Anbar.
Warren said quoting reports from Alguetal- yards that "the Iraqi forces advanced towards the area around al-Anbar University in Ramadi," stressing that "the troops are moving systematically and thoughtful and careful."
"The United States estimates that there are between a thousand and two thousand of armed Daash in Ramadi," .anthy (1)
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