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U.S., allies rush heavy weapons to Kurds to fight militants in Iraq
U.S., allies rush heavy weapons to Kurds to fight militants in Iraq

The United States and its allies have begun rushing antitank weapons, other arms and ammunition to Kurdish fighters battling heavily armed Islamic militants in northern Iraq, another step in America’s rapidly deepening reengagement in the country. President Obama also increased pressure Monday on Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, whom the U.S. accuses of alienating Sunni Arabs and pushing them into the militants’ camp, to step aside and make room for a new government. The two-pronged U.S. effort is aimed at halting Iraq’s slide toward disintegration less than three years after the last U.S. combat troops left. Maliki has refused to quit, and the volatile political...

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