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Obama applauds Iraqi leader's unity goals as key to beating militants
Obama applauds Iraqi leader's unity goals as key to beating militants

President Obama welcomed the formation of a new Iraqi government on Monday, embracing the promise of collaboration among the country's deeply divided factions as key to his strategy for defeating the Islamic State terrorist group. Obama talked to newly installed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi to applaud his efforts to form a broad-based government and to encourage its cooperation with other countries that have pledged to help Iraq fight the militants, according to a White House account of the phone call. "The president underscored his commitment to coordinating closely with Prime Minister Abadi and his government as we advance our strategy to combat ISIL," White House...

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