08-11-2014 02:57 PM
Announced that the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) allocated $ 1.6 billion for a package of training and support for Iraqi forces against al ‘Daash’.
A spokesman for the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) John Kirby said in press statements, that this part of the budget package demanded by President Barack Obama’s administration valued at $ 5.6 billion to spend on organizing ‘Daash’.
He added that it will be allocated to a program of military training and counseling approved by the White House yesterday and includes 1,500 employees sending non-combat troops to Iraq in the coming months to increase the effectiveness of counseling and rehabilitation of the Iraqi forces.
The Pentagon announced Friday the approval of Obama send these specialists in response to the request of Baghdad and evaluation of US Central Command, the Iraqi forces as well as progress made by Iraqi forces on the ground.