MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US military has also proposed sending a group of combat advisers to the front lines with the Iraqi army, and possibly also with Syrian rebels. This proposal is, nevertheless, qualified by the newspaper as a less likely scenario.
The measure will entail deploying several hundred US servicemen to Iraq, according to the daily.
Washington heads a coalition that has been conducting airstrikes on ISIL positions in Syria and Iraq since 2014.
On Tuesday, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the Pentagon had not ruled out conducting attacks on the ground against ISIL terrorists.