Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain
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The White House on Sunday condemned bombings in Baghdad that killed nearly 120 people and wounded 200, saying the attack only strengthened the United States' resolve to confront Islamic State militants.Senator John McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, on Sunday said U.S. soldiers could help eradicate Islamic State in Iraq.The United States said in April it would send more troops to Iraq and put them nearer the front lines to advise Iraqi forces in their campaign against extremist militias.The increase raises the authorized troop level in Iraq to 4,087, not including special operations personnel, some logistics workers and troops on temporary rotations.Since December, Iraqi forces have taken back territory from Islamic State, which seized swathes of Iraq and Syria in 2014 .
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