[ltr]US soldier killed in Iraq raises questions about Washington's role and tasks of the military fighters[/ltr][ltr]
BAGHDAD - Iraq Press - April 13: detecting soldier killed a US naval base in northern Iraq confidential growing role for the participation ofAmerican troops in the conflict.
The shells hit a US military platform includes 100 naval troops, the missile strike last month innorthern Iraq, causing the death of a sergeant, diedof his wounds adult and injuring eight of them 3 returned to Washington.
After the incident, the pressure on the military officials began to disclose the reason for thepresence of soldiers of the US Navy at that base,and what are the roles that they do, the size of theground forces that operate on the fact that the Iraqi territory.
He was appointed sergeant in the Second Battalion, within the ranks of the regiment VI of the Marines, especially as a unit ,with approximately 2,200 Marines who are based in three military barges in the Persian Gulf, since last November, as a wild concerned assignments rapid intervention, the event of crises Region.
Before the return of the battleships to American shores a few weeks has been the return of the Marines plan to schedule, as military commanders issued an order to establish a small naval base, north of Iraq in order to protect the nearly five thousandmembers of the Iraqi security forces working with the advice warlords Americans in the largest military base called "Kara Photos ".
Forces operating in "Kara Photos" to recover from the hand of Mosul "Daash" controlled by months ago and continues to progress close to the Iraqi security forces camps that surround the American al - Qaeda. The nearby marine girl "Bill artillery base" after Tdgejeha heavy guns.
In the past week, the official spokesman for US forces fighting Daash and resident in Baghdad, Colonel Steve Warren said , "the decision was made to send the Marines to the artillery base." But the detailed announcement was postponed until " thecompletion of transfers in high - risk and militarily sensitive area." What he saw as the Americans according to the newspaper "The Enyork Times" a deviation from the way they are treated by the White House and the Pentagon on similar processes forthe deployment of naval forces in Iraq over the past two years, and so when he officially announced the timing of sending ground troops , including Special Operations forces to Iraq very clearly .
But officials in the White House considered this movement a part of the "task of providing advice and assistance" designed to provide support and protection to Iraqi forces battling members of the organization "Daash."
As spokeswoman for the UN Security Council Emily Horne, in response to the newspaper : "This is quite different from thecombat mission with maneuver forces , which we published before in Iraq."
In the same context, it did not mention any military official 's intention to leave the base , "Bill , " but stated that it is likely to be the construction of similar rules closer the Iraqi security forces in Mosul.
Days after the attack on al - Qaida, have been modified naming the base of the "artillery" to "Kara Photo base defense" after justify sources in the Pentagon , "the term (artillery base) was inappropriate, and gave the impression that the Marines involved in the actual and direct hostilities ".
According to the latest statements of the Pentagon: that there are approximately five thousand US troops in Iraq is higher thanthe number set by the White House last year, which limits the number of American soldiers deployed in Iraq to just 3,780 soldiers. But according to military policies that have been set after the events of September 11 , 2001, are not calculated soldiers who plan to spend less than four months in a war zone. Q ended