Pentagon sends 130 more troops to northern Iraq as US military role deepens

  • by: ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 12, 2014 - 11:54 PM

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain and evaluate options for getting them out to safety.

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