U.S. airstrikes in Iraq unlikely, for now

June 18, 2014 11:04 AM

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U.S. airstrikes in Iraq unlikely, for now

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is not expected to approve imminent airstrikes in Iraq, in part because there are few clear targets that could blunt the Sunni insurgency, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Officials told the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal that Mr. Obama had made no final decisions and didn't rule out the possibility that airstrikes ultimately could be used, particularly if a strong target becomes available. But officials said the strikes were not the current focus of the...

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