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Another 130 U.S. military advisers are on the ground in Iraq to plan the evacuation of refugees under siege by Islamist militants. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed this is not a combat mission.
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00:02 Another 130. US troops arrived in Iraq on a mission
00:07 to plan for the evacuation of refugees. Under siege by Islamic
00:11 militants. While speaking to Marines at Camp Pendleton in California Tuesday
00:15 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed the troops are not in a
00:19 combat role. But rather serve as advisors. As the president has
00:23 made very clear we're not going back into Iraq. Any of
00:27 the same combat mission short of that there are some things
00:32 we can continue to do and we you know we are.
00:34 The greens some special -- forces will assess the humanitarian crisis
00:38 in the -- our mountains. That's where thousands of members of
00:42 the -- -- religious minority are stranded. There -- under threat
00:45 from terrorist group IS IL to convert or die. Hagel said
00:50 is the duty of the US to help the Iraqi People
00:53 to determine their own future. Country -- is now. Under threat.
00:59 -- Some. The most brutal work very forces. We've ever seen
01:05 in the world today. The plight of refugees prompted President Obama
01:09 to order airstrikes against Islamic state militants and humanitarian -- their
01:14 last week. Meanwhile the capital city of Baghdad about 100 demonstrators.
01:19 Gathered in support of embattled prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki. But there's
01:24 growing international backing for the new prime minister named to replace
01:28 them. President Obama expressed his support of the change in order
01:32 to unite the Iraqi People. The United States stands ready to
01:35 support a government. That addresses the needs and grievances of all
01:40 Iraqi People. US military experts say if Iraq does not Foreman
01:44 inclusive effective government. Military efforts there won't have a lasting effect.