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Iraq FM to UN: Leave Ground Combat to Iraqi Forces

Iraq's Foreign Minister said Friday that his country must lead the fight against Islamic State militants within its borders, but encouraged a continued air campaign from international allies. Addressing the United Nations Security Council in New York, with an audience of key anti-Islamic State coalition leaders including the U.S., Ibrahim al-Jaafari said his country should shoulder the burden of ground combat. "We believe the main responsibility to fight the Islamic State [IS]...

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