US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter (2nd L) gestures to the guest book after signing it as he stands next to Iraqi Kurdish president Massud Barzani in Arbil on July 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / CAROLYN KASTER
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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called Iraq's Kurdish fighters a model for the kind of force needed to defeat ISIS as he made an unannounced visit Friday to the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region.Carter noted that some parts of Iraq's security forces were just as capable as the peshmerga, as well as some Kurdish forces in Syria.The U.S. military has estimated that eventually Iraq will need three brigades from the Kurdish region, as well as six from the Iraqi army, to recapture Mosul from ISIS.
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