Iraq Asks U.S. For Air Strikes

Iraq Asks U.S. For Air Strikes


Iraq has called on the United States to launch air strikes against jihadist militants who have seized several key cities, its foreign minister says.

"We have a request from the Iraqi government for air power," confirmed top US military commander Gen Martin Dempsey.


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