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US bombs IS near Baghdad for first time

US warplanes carried out their first air strike on the Islamic State near Baghdad, as world diplomats pledged Monday to support Iraq in its fight against the militants. The United States early last month began air strikes against IS positions in northern Iraq, but Monday's announcement that the campaign had targeted the jihadists near the Iraqi capital marks an ...
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British PM threatens IS, makes no commitment on strikes

Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain was ready to "take whatever steps are necessary" to destroy Islamic State militants after they murdered a British aid worker, but made no commitment to joining the United States in air strikes. After chairing a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee, Cameron said the extremists behind the beheadi...
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