August 12th, 2014
08:48 PM ET

Officials: 130 additional U.S. personnel heading to Iraq

Approximately 130 additional military advisers are being sent to northern Iraq to aid the country's fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The advisers are headed to the area where tens of thousands from a minority group called the Yazidis are stranded as they flee religious persecution by ISIS.

The U.S. military also conducted new strikes against ISIS positions near Mount Sinjar on Tuesday in an effort to stop them from firing at Yazidis fleeing the area.

Juan Zarate, a former Deputy National Security Adviser for Combating Terrorism is OutFront.

Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • News
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  1. Gary Scott

    Once again I wonder why we bother belonging to and supporting the United Nations. Why are we the only nation that cares enough about the 20,000 poor souls trapped on the mountain in Iraq to put our young solders in harms way? Where is France, Italy, the UK, Turkey, Germany et al? Why is it always our kids that have to go to the rescue? Are we the only country that is covering this story in the news? Where is the rest of the world? Don't they care one damn bit?

    August 13, 2014 at 7:20 pm | Reply
  2. Gary

    Rand Paul is a self centered idiot

    August 13, 2014 at 7:58 am | Reply

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