U.S. officials: Obama wants Arab states to airstrike Islamic State

September 23, 2014 12:49 AM

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U.S. officials: Obama wants Arab states to airstrike Islamic State

Participation of Arab countries essential for the expansion of campaign from Iraq to Syria, officials say.

REUTERS - President Barack Obama wants some Arab participation in air strikes against the Islamic State in order to expand the campaign to Syria, reflecting U.S. concerns that any long-term campaign must count on regional involvement, U.S. officials say.

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