(Muslim Press) - The United States has sent nearly 200 special operation forces to Iraq to help the Iraqi forces in fighting against ISIS terrorist forces, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said. "The specialized expeditionary targeting force I announced in December is now in place and is preparing to work with the Iraqis to begin going after ISIS's fighters and commanders," Ashton Carter was quoted as saying at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on Wednesday. The United States has deployed about 50 US special forces in Syria recently. The new force is separate from the last one that is working with US-backed militants fighting the Syrian government. Next month, the Pentagon has plans also to deploy about 500 soldiers to Iraq and Kuwait as part of the campaign against ISIS terrorists.