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The U.S. military is flying Apache helicopters against ISIS rebels in Iraq for the first time, exposing U.S. troops to greater risk from ground fire as they help Iraqi forces battle the Islamist group that has overrun parts of the country.U.S. troops flew helicopters against ISIS fighters Sunday and again Monday as they struck at mortar teams and other units near Fallujah, said a spokesman for Central Command, which is responsible for U.S. forces in the Middle East.Harmer said helicopters would be much more effective at supporting Iraqi ground troops directly engaged in combat with ISIS fighters because they fly lower and more slowly and are more capable of identifying individual targets.Warren said the military considered the risk of flying helicopters before deploying them.
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