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US planning to increase troops in Iraq

  • Following the air strikes which targeted the key figures of ISIS, the Pentagon intends to increase the number of troops in Iraq. The Islamic state is fighting tooth and nail to hold on to Syria’s old city Palmyra even after the air strikes led to the death of IS’ Finance minister and other senior leaders. The move was announced as the battle to recapture the city of Palmyra entered the third day while Iraqi soldiers marched to capture Mosul. The attacks by US are a part of the major air strikes targeting the leaders of ISIS. ISIS in retaliation to the attacks by US blew a soccer stadium in Iskanderiyah which is 50kms away from Baghdad killing at least thirty people and injuring sixty.