US President Barack Obama is open to "limited ground involvement" for combats troops to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) militants.
President Obama on Wednesday proposed to Congress a new three-year authorisation for US combat troops to fight ISIS.
The Reuters report noted that the proposal before the Congress would pave way for deploying special forces and advisors for defensive purposes to counter the Islamic State (ISIS). It would, however, put no geographical limit on the campaign against the group.
The new proposal that would repeal the 2002 authorisation used by President George W Bush in the Iraq war but would leave in place the 2001 authorisation for the use of military force (AUMF) brought in following the 9/11 attacks.
The 2001 authorisation allows US to launch airstrikes and drones against ISIS targets.
Reports claim that the Congress is expected to quickly pass the proposal paving way for deploying of US combat troops in Iraq.
The outrage over the death of aid worker Kayla Mueller, the last known US captive killed by ISIS, as well as the slayings of journalists and a Jordanian pilot could help move the Congress in favour of troop deployment, it is reported.