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Iraqi PM Asks US for More Airstrikes, Weapons

Iraq's prime minister is requesting more airpower from the United States to bolster the offensive against Islamic State militants, as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel began an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Tuesday. At the start of a meeting with Hagel, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said increased airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition and additional heavy weaponry would accelerate the progress Iraqi ground troops are making against the ultra-radical group. “We are very thankful...

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