Obama: “US might use special ground forces” ~ Iraq’s foreign minister: “Iraq made no request for US ground forces”
US might use special forces to kill ISIL leaders: Obama
US President Barack Obama says a Washington-led coalition fighting against the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria is on the offensive and that he might use US special forces to eliminate the ISIL leadership.
Obama made the remarks at a press conference in the White House on Wednesday, hours after he asked Congress to authorize a three-year war against ISIL “and associated forces.”
“Make no mistake, this is a difficult mission and it will remain difficult for some time,” Obama said. “But our coalition is on the offensive. ISIL is on the defensive and ISIL is going to lose.”
He also said that the United States “should not get dragged back into another prolonged ground war in the Middle East.”
Obama also said the draft resolution, submitted to Congress, does not call for the deployment of US combat troops…
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