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Arab nations offering airstrikes against Islamic State, Kerry says
Arab nations offering airstrikes against Islamic State, Kerry says

Several Arab nations have offered to launch airstrikes on Islamic State militants, giving a boost to the Obama administration's efforts to knit a coalition of allies for the promised U.S.-led offensive against the Sunni extremist group, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Sunday. But President Obama won't approve widening the current U.S. air war in northern Iraq until the coalition is firmed up, said senior administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity in discussing internal plans. Nor, they said, would the White House extend the campaign until the new Shiite Muslim-led government in Baghdad does more to bring the marginalized Sunni Arab minority into...

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