Iraqi PM Calls for More Help to Combat IS

January 21, 2015 12:11 PM

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State group have been "very effective," but that his government expects more help from the international community.

In an interview Wednesday in Baghdad with the Associated Press, Abadi stressed the need for fighting on the ground and said the training that international military advisers are giving Iraqi forces needs to happen more quickly.

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