Iraq wants global help against militants

August 24, 2014 6:00 PM

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BAGHDAD: Iraq called on Sunday for urgent global support for its fight against militants, as Shiite neighbour Iran said it was helping Baghdad resist the militants but not with soldiers on the ground.

Iraq is struggling to regain ground after a lightning militant offensive led by the Islamic State (IS) militants group seized second city Mosul in June and swept through the country's Sunni heartland, as security forces fled.

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