The Latest: More than 100 US troops with Iraqi forces
KHAZER, Iraq — The Latest on the Iraqi offensive to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group (all times local):
A Pentagon spokesman says more than 100 U.S. troops are embedded with Iraqi forces, including the Kurdish Peshmerga, as they advance toward Mosul.
The spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, told reporters Tuesday that the Americans are "well back" from the front lines as they advise the Iraqis and perform other tasks such as relaying information received from frontline Iraqis about potential Islamic State targets for coalition airstrikes. Some hundreds... read more