US troops walk as a US Army C-47 Chinook helicopter flies over the village of Oreij, south of Mosul, on February 22, 2017, where a temporary military base has been established for an assault on the city's west bank.
Iraqi forces readied on February 22, 2017 for an assault on Mosul airport after blitzing jihadist positions in a renewed offensive to retake the Islamic State group's emblematic stronghold. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE        (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
Trump: Soldiers are fighting like never before
03:15 - Source: CNN

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Trump addressed Iraq at a reception for all US senators and their spouses

American troops are now in the country primarily to advise and assist Iraqi forces

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