US Willing to Provide Apache Helicopters and Advisers to Help Retake Ramadi, Ash Carter Says

The U.S. is prepared to help the Iraqis retake Ramadi by providing Apache attack helicopters and accompanying advisers, if requested by Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee today. Carter noted recent progress by Iraqi forces in retaking Ramadi, including the retaking of the Anbar Operations Center on the northern bank of the Euphrates River across from Ramadi’s city center. “This is an important step, but there is still tough fighting ahead,” Carter said.

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