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USA: Carter confirms "direct action on the ground" possible in Iraq and Syria01:09

USA: Carter confirms "direct action on the ground" possible in Iraq and Syria

United States, Washington DC
October 27, 2015 at 04:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

United States Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter said from Washington on Tuesday that the US will begin "direct action on the ground" in its fight against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ ISIL).

Carter revealed a new ground approach which will be "to work with vetted leaders of groups who are already fighting ISIL. And provide equipment and some training to them and support their operations with air power."

He also announced that "Raids" on IS held positions will be intensified, by "supporting capable partners in opportunistic attacks against ISIL or conducting such missions directly."

USA: Carter confirms "direct action on the ground" possible in Iraq and Syria01:09
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United States Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter said from Washington on Tuesday that the US will begin "direct action on the ground" in its fight against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ ISIL).

Carter revealed a new ground approach which will be "to work with vetted leaders of groups who are already fighting ISIL. And provide equipment and some training to them and support their operations with air power."

He also announced that "Raids" on IS held positions will be intensified, by "supporting capable partners in opportunistic attacks against ISIL or conducting such missions directly."

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