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Obama Sending 450 Military Trainers to Base in Iraq’s Anbar

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Obama Considers Sending More U.S. Troops to Iraq

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President Barack Obama will send as many as 450 more U.S. military personnel to train Iraqi forces combating Islamic State militants, as his administration adjusts its strategy to contain the extremist group.

The troops will advise and assist Iraqi soldiers, including local Sunni fighters, at a base in eastern Anbar province, a stronghold of Islamic extremists.