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Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 8:12
Iraq appeals for US air strikes on advancing militants
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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.
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