Hirunews Logo
Iraq+appeals+for+US+air+strikes+on+advancing+militants
Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 8:12
Iraq appeals for US air strikes on advancing militants
18

Shares
2,270

Views
Baghdad asked Washington to carry out air strikes on militants who attacked Iraq's main oil refinery and seized more territory in the north, amid warnings the country's future was at stake.

The appeal for strikes -- which the White House said US President Barack Obama has not ruled out -- came as fighters, led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant , were pressing an eight-day offensive, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki pledging to face down "terrorism."

While officials touted progress, militants seized three villages in northern Iraq and India said 40 of its nationals were kidnapped in Mosul, the city captured last week by insurgents at the onset of their offensive.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
You may also like :
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
426 Views
2,861 Views
3,683 Views
10,448 Views
16,313 Views
56,545 Views
Top