Iraq Deputy PM Appeals for More Help

May 22, 2015 11:29 AM

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Iraq's deputy prime minister is appealing for greater international help in fighting the Islamic State group, saying its recent takeover of the key city of Ramadi was a "big disaster" and that the country's own forces could not adequately fight back.

Saleh al-Mutlaq, speaking to AP at a regional conference of the World Economic Forum in Jordan on Friday called for a "new strategic plan" for Iraq and for international coalition forces to "terminate" the Islamic State group in Iraq.

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