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UN, US Assess Situation in Iraq as Militants Surge

The United Nations Security Council is set to meet Thursday to discuss the situation in Iraq, where Islamist militants have seized several cities in a blow to the Shi'ite-led government.   Ahead of the session, the council issued a statement strongly criticizing the militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for their attack on Mosul. The members said "no act of violence or terrorism" can reverse Iraq's path toward peace and...

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