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Special U.S. forces arrive in Iraq to help fight IS

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 01:25

Special American forces arrive in Anbar, to help Iraqi forces there fight against Islamic State militants. Rough cut - subtitled (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Special U.S. forces arrive in West Anbar to help Iraqi forces fight Islamic State militants there. It's the latest expansion of U.S. military pressure on the extremist group. The force is separate from another deployment last year of up to 50 U.S. special operations troops in Syria. Some Iraqi politicians have welcomed the move and expressed hopes that fighting will end quickly. However, others have said there is no need for special forces who "want to take the credit of victory from the Iraqi army". Iraqi forces have declared victory in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, but has been struggling to clear it fully of insurgents.

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Special U.S. forces arrive in Iraq to help fight IS

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 01:25