Iraq PM says will protect civilians after US-Iraq air strikes against Islamic States

September 13, 2014 6:01 PM

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Iraq PM says will protect civilians after US-Iraq air strikes against Islamic States

Baghdad/Cairo: Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday that he had ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilians, following attacks by both Iraqi and US jets in large areas of the country held by Islamic State fighters.

The announcement, which comes as the United States tries to build regional support for deeper military action against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, may be aimed at winning Sunni Muslim support for Abadi's new Shi'ite-led government as it battles the group which controls one third of Iraqi territo...

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