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US troops 'in combat' in Mosul, some have been wounded - Pentagon

US troops 'in combat' in Mosul, some have been wounded - Pentagon | 23 Feb 201 | While nominally operating as military advisors to the Iraqi forces, the US servicemen taking part in the assault on Mosul have been involved in front-line fighting and an undisclosed number have suffered battle injuries, according to military officials. US soldiers "have come under fire at different times, they have returned fire at different times in and around Mosul," said Air Force Colonel John Dorrian, the Baghdad-based spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL [but still McCain's I-CIA-SIS]).