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Iranians Advisers in Iraq Battle ‘Concerning’ US, Defense Secretary Says

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the US is concerned about Iran advising on the Iraq battle for Tikrit. Photo: DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo.

Yahoo/AFP – The presence of Iranian advisers in the Iraq battle for Tikrit is “concerning” to the United States, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said Wednesday.

A mostly Shiite Iraqi force, including Iranian-backed militias, entered Tikrit Wednesday from the Islamic State group after a 10-day push to enter the city.

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