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Pentagon moving to increase US troop numbers in Iraq soon

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, with Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon, Friday, March 25, 2016, where they announced U.S. forces killed a senior Islamic State leader, among several key members of the militant group eliminated this week. (AP Photo/Mauel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday it was moving to increase the number of American forces in Iraq and announced that U.S. forces have killed the Islamic State's finance minister. "We are systematically eliminating ISIL's cabinet," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

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