New troops will train and advise primarily in the Mosul fight, but also serve 'to protect and expand Iraqi security forces' gains elsewhere in Iraq', U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
It's risky to show movies presenting a perspective that doesn't align with the accepted narrative, according to which the Kurds saved the Yazidis and are now helping them.
Iraq has become the bright spot in Obama's campaign against ISIS, where Haider al-Abadi's forces has helped the U.S.-led coalition wrest back half the territory that ISIS once held.
Despite a series of major defeats in recent months, ISIS still controls Mosul, Iraq's second largest city.
The billionaire businessman only began to voice doubts about the conflict well after it began in March 2003.
Americans and European advisers provided training in weapons to the Iranian Kurdistan Freedom Party, a group that staged several attacks in Iran this year, as part of the program supporting Kurds in Iraq.
'We are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again. And we're not putting ground troops into Syria. We're going to defeat ISIS without committing American ground troops.'
The group fights alongside the Syrian army, Hezbollah, Iranian forces and other militias against insurgents battling to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad.
While the Iraqi army takes up positions around the city, international coalition forces are keen to capitalize on ISIS' loss of territory in both Iraq and Syria.
An explosives-laden pick-up truck was left in a parking lot in the Shiite-dominated district of Karradah, near a hospital and shops. Up to 28 people were wounded and at least 15 cars were damaged, police said.