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Crisis In Iraq

by Wochit 1:04 mins

Crisis In Iraq

by Wochit 1:04 mins

The strikes continue throughout Iraq as Sunni extremists move closer to Baghdad, elevating death tolls on both sides of the conflict. The Associated Press reports that members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant , known as ISIL or ISIS, have entered a province just north of Baghdad. Additionally, Sunni-based ISIL reportedly plans to invade the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf — both important to the predominantly Shiite nation. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the Obama administration would be open to possibly working with political enemy Iran to help Iraq, but the White House and Pentagon said there are no current plans to work alongside Iran.

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