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US Expands Airstrikes in Iraq as Congress Debates Aid to Syrian Opposition

The United States has expanded its airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) militant group targets, hitting an IS fighting position near Baghdad firing on Iraqi security forces.  U.S. lawmakers Tuesday begin debating providing military assistance to rebels opposed to both IS militants and Syria’s government. Less than a week after President Barack Obama pledged a multi-step campaign to degrade and destroy IS militants, U.S. attack and fighter aircraft were used Sunday and Monday beyond...

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