US may send 100 special forces to Baghdad: Official

AFP , Thursday 19 Jun 2014

The United States is considering deploying 100 special operations troops to advise the Iraqi army in its defense of Baghdad from Sunni extremists, a US defense official said Thursday.

The president is "leaning" toward a limited course of action that would "embed" the commandos -- already at the ready in the region -- with Iraqi forces but not call for US bombing raids, the official told AFP.

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