Britain is deploying an additional 250 troops to Mosul

Source: Express

BRITAIN is deploying 250 troops to Iraq today in readiness for a major ground and air offensive on Mosul.

Soldiers from 4 Btn The Rifles Regiment will be sent to Al-Anbar governate, where IS launched its first attack in Iraq and one the most dangerous areas in the country.

Each has been equipt with a gas mask and Nuclear, Chemical and Biological clothing following warnings three weeks ago by the Pentagon that US troops, based just 60 miles away, may have been targetted by an Islamic State mustard gas attack.

The UK force  will include specialists from 22 Engineer regiment, a medical unit and signallers who will train Iraq’s 7th Infantry Division.

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