Plan Is Awaiting Final Approval,US Could Send 1,000 More Soldiers To Participate In ISIL Counter-Offensive

U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for a mission during Joint Operational Access Exercise (JOAX) 12-2 June 5, 2012, at Fort 120605-F-SI788-0319

The new plan by the U.S. to counter Islamic State in Syria and Iraq involves the deployment of 1,000 soldiers to Kuwait, a U.S. military official told VOA on Friday. The plan is awaiting final approval from the administration, but U.S. soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Bragg, North…

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