Iraq says Islamic State still fierce; eyes Baiji, Anbar fights

April 15, 2015 10:56 PM

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Iraq says Islamic State still fierce; eyes Baiji, Anbar fights

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister said on Wednesday that the Islamic State remains a fierce adversary as he outlined plans during a trip to Washington to prioritize battles in the refinery city of Baiji and Anbar province, where the militants are striking back.

Haidar al-Abadi, speaking to reporters a day after meeting U.S. President Barack Obama, portrayed a mixed picture of a weakening Islamic State eight months after U.S.-led air strikes against the group began in Iraq.

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