Middle East Updates / EU pledges aid refugees fleeing Islamic State in north Iraq

August 12, 2014 12:19 PM

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Middle East Updates / EU pledges aid refugees fleeing Islamic State in north Iraq

Ex-senior U.K. general says British government 'terrified' of intervening militarily in Iraq ahead of elections; Obama praises 'promising step forward' in Iraq in addressing the needs of all Iraqis.

3:17 P.M. Europe is stepping up support for thousands fleeing advancing Islamic militant forces in northern Iraq, pledging more air drops, aid money and non-lethal equipment to ease suffering and bolster fighters battling the Sunni insurgency.

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