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US Airstrikes Help Iraqi Forces Break IS Siege of Amerli

Iraqi forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, on Sunday broke a two-month siege by Islamic State (IS) militants of the northern town of Amerli, near the Iranian border, populated mostly by Shi’ite Turkmen. Two U.S. lawmakers, appearing on U.S. television Sunday, warned IS militants must be confronted now to avoid attacks on Western targets later. The Iraqi forces were augmented by units of Shi’ite militia and Kurdish fighters. Residents of Amerli, despite international humanitarian airdrops,...

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