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(CNN) – President Barack Obama is sending up to 1,500 more soldiers to Iraq to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight ISIS, in a deployment that would almost double the total number of American troops there to 2,900.
Up until now, U.S. military advisers in Iraq have been confined to Baghdad and Erbil, two relatively safe locations in Iraq well-protected by Iraqi Security Forces and the Kurds.
To date, Anbar province and Taji district have been considered as two likely locations for operations centers outside of Baghdad and Erbil. CNN reported last week that the military was preparing plans to deploy U.S. advisers to Anbar, much of which is under the control of ISIS.
CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.