US military: Some Marines on ground in Iraq to fight IS

A detachment of US Marines is on the ground in Iraq to support US and coalition efforts against Islamic State, the US military said on Sunday. A group of Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, or MEU, will add to the US forces already in Iraq battling Islamic State, it said. The 26th MEU is currently deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, which covers the Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and parts of the Indian Ocean.



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