Obama: An additional $200 million for Iraq

April 14, 2015 5:06 PM

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WASHINGTON — The United States will provide an additional $200 million to Iraq in humanitarian aid as it battles the Islamic State, President Obama said Tuesday, though his pledge did not appear to include new direct military assistance.

Women and children are being displaced in the battle between Iraqi and Islamic State forces, and the United States has an obligation to help, Obama said after a meeting with Iraq's new prime minister, Haider Al-Abadi.

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