Top US Official: Iraqi Forces Don't Have the Will to Fight ISIS

US defense secretary, Ash Carter, said on Sunday that ISlamic State group’s takeover of Ramadi shows Iraqi forces don't have the will to fight. In the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of Iraqi fighters, Carter says even though Iraqi forces vastly outnumbered ISIS forces in the capital of Anbar province they lost heart.
Iraqi forces pulled back from the city in central Iraq last Sunday leaving behind large numbers of US-supplied vehicles, including several tanks.
The setback has sparked questions about the effectiveness of the Obama administration’s approach in Iraq, a blend of retraining and rebuilding the Iraqi army. The administration has urged Baghdad to reconcile with the country’s Sunnis and has bombed Isis targets from the air without committing American ground combat troops.



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