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Iraq leader orders his air force to not bomb civilian areas
Iraq leader orders his air force to not bomb civilian areas

Iraq's new prime minister declared Saturday that his nation’s warplanes would no longer attack areas where civilians are present, a step meant to ease tensions between the Shiite Muslim-dominated central government and the Sunni Muslim minority. “I have ordered the Iraqi air force to halt shelling of civilian areas even in those towns controlled by ISIS,” Prime Minister Haidar Abadi announced on his official Twitter account, using a common acronym for the extremist Islamic State group. The Iraqi government is waging a wide-scale military campaign against the Al Qaeda breakaway faction, which has overrun large swaths of Iraqi territory. The campaign has included...

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