Some US Marines on ground in Iraq ‘to fight ISIS’

Iraqi soldiers participate in a training exercise with American and Spanish trainers, which includes live ammunition, at Basmaya base, 40 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. (File photo: AP)

A detachment of US Marines is on the ground in Iraq to support US and coalition efforts against ISIS, 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 ISIS, it said.

The 26th MEU is currently deployed in the US 5th Fleet area of operations, which covers the Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and parts of the Indian Ocean.

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