John Kerry holds talks in Iraq as more cities fall to ISIS militants

June 23, 2014 4:02 PM

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John Kerry holds talks in Iraq as more cities fall to ISIS militants

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- As radical Sunni militants snatch city after city in their march toward Baghdad, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Iraq on Monday during the country's tensest time since the U.S. withdrawal of troops in 2011.

With al-Maliki's Shiite-led government losing more ground to militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, Kerry has implored the leader to rise above "sectarian motivations" to become more inclusive and make the government more representative of Iraq's population.

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