Skip to comments.Governor of Iraq Sunni heartland says U.S. to help against militants
Posted on 08/14/2014 8:25:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The governor of Iraq's Sunni heartland province of Anbar said he has secured a promise of U.S. support in a battle against the Islamic State, reviving an alliance that helped thwart an earlier Sunni militant threat, from al Qaeda.
Ahmed Khalaf al-Dulaimi told Reuters his request, made in meetings with U.S. diplomats and a senior military officer, included air support against the militants who have a tight grip on large parts of his desert province and northwestern Iraq.
Dulaimi said the Americans had promised to help.
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Don’t hold your breath Gov’ner.
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