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U.S. sends 130 military personnel to Iraq Updated: 2014-08-13 21:58:50 KST

   U.S. sends 130 military personnel to Iraq
The United States has sent an additional 1-hundred-30 military personnel to Iraq to help contain the growing threat from Islamic militants.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who recommended the operation, said.. they will soley act as military advisers and not engage in combat.
The group of 1-hundred-30 marines and special operation members arrived in the city of Erbil on Tuesday.
Their mission will be to assess the humanitarian situation in the northern Kurdish region.
This as tens of thousands of Iraqi Ya-zi-dis are still said to be trapped on Mount Sinjar after fleeing from the advance of militant fighters.
Meanwhile in Baghdad, a suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint near the home of the newly appointed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
According to local media, there has been so far no reports of casualties.
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