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US Mulls More Funding for Kurds Fighting IS Group

U.S. lawmakers in the House of Representatives are considering legislation to increase funding to Kurdish Peshmerga and Sunni forces fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq. Under the proposal, the combined forces could receive 25-percent (or $179 million) of the $715 million authorized to train and equip Iraqi forces fighting IS. They would also be eligible to receive an additional 60 percent of the remaining $536 million if the Iraqi government does not meet certain conditions for...

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