Meanwhile, the Pentagon argues that it was the Iraqi authorities who "asked" Washington about the "one hundred servicemen." TASS cites a statement by Colonel Steve Warren, the representative of the command of the so-called American Coalition in the Middle East:
The special forces arrived in Iraq in accordance with the request of the Iraqi government. They will conduct covert operations after consulting with the country's leadership. They will carry out the tasks of blocking the supply routes of the Islamic State (IS) grouping between Iraq and Syria. IG does not know where to wait for the strike.
Judging by the fact that just the other day aviation the American coalition dropped bombs on the positions of the Iraqi army, it will also remain a mystery to the Iraqi armed forces, for whom exactly are the US going to hit in the future, and who will become the object of military activity of the above-mentioned special forces of the US armed forces.
It should be recalled that in the north of Iraq, at least 1 thousand still remain the Turkish military, who also declare that they help Iraq to resist the ISIL militants. At the same time, the flows of oil stolen by the militants continue to flow across the Turkish border and enter the world market.