Militants attack Iraq air base, U.S. advisers arrive




 
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Militants attack Iraq air base, U.S. advisers arrive
 
June 25th, 2014  
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Militants attack Iraq air base, U.S. advisers arrive
By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields on Wednesday as U.S. special forces troops and intelligence analysts arrived to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is fighting for his job and is under international pressure to create a more inclusive government, said he supported starting the process of forming a new cabinet within a week. In northern Iraq the Sunni militants extended a two-week advance that has been led by the hardline Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) but also includes an amalgam of other Sunni groups angered by Maliki's rule.




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