Iraq Halts Airstrikes on Civilian Areas

September 14, 2014 8:34 AM

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Iraq Halts Airstrikes on Civilian Areas

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered the country's air force to stop strikes on civilian areas held by Islamic State militants.

Abadi said the extremists are using civilians as human shields, and the deaths of innocent victims must be prevented. He says he issued the order to stop air attacks on Thursday.

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