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Obama pledges more humanitarian aid to visiting Iraqi premier
Obama pledges more humanitarian aid to visiting Iraqi premier

President Obama announced $200 million in additional humanitarian aid to Iraq on Tuesday but was noncommittal on the request from visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi for more sophisticated weapons to fight Islamic State militants. Obama said Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led military coalition have made "serious progress" in pushing the Sunni militants out of Iraq. He said "about a quarter of the territory" the group seized in northern and western Iraq last year has been recovered, although the militants still hold several major cities. The two leaders spoke to reporters after they met for 38 minutes in the Oval Office. Abadi is making his first official visit to...

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