More Marines sent to fight ISIS

The U.S. is sending additional Marines, to Iraq, following a deadly attack on a coalition base in northern Iraq.

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Marines and sailors headed to Iraq, are with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The detachment will augment Marines and sailors already fighting ISIS.

The 26th MEU is currently deployed to the 5th fleet area of operation with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group. More than 4000 Marines and sailors with the blue-green team have been deployed since October.

News of the Marines, headed to Iraq, comes one day after Staff Sergeant Louis Cardin, who was killed by rocket attack via ISIS militant group. Kurdish fighters, also stopped an attempted attack there in November when the terror group tried to use mortar rounds, filled with chlorine gas.

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