Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Pentagon Admits That U.S. Soldiers Have Been Wounded On Mosul's Front Lines
CNN: US troops wounded on the front lines in Mosul
Washington (CNN)US troops operating around Mosul have come under fire from ISIS and some have been wounded in the last six to eight weeks as they have moved closer to the front lines in Iraq, military officials acknowledged Tuesday.
"Yes, they have been under fire at different times," Col. John Dorrian, a coalition spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said at a Pentagon news conference.
A US defense official later told CNN that some number of troops had been wounded and medevaced off the battlefield but declined to say how many have been wounded.
The US forces in the area are providing advice and assistance to Iraqi units battling to retake Mosul. One of their key tasks is to help Iraqi units targeting ISIS strongholds.
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Update #1: US forces have come under fire in Mosul fight: official (AFP)
Update #2: US troops have come 'under fire' in and around Mosul, official says (FOX News)
WNU Editor: No numbers are being posted .... but I suspect that as the fighting intensifies within Mosul itself .... expect more U.S. casualties.