Iraq minister says asks for U.S. air strike -Al-Arabiya TV

by Reuters
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 15:38 GMT

DUBAI, June 18 (Reuters) - Iraq has asked the United States to stage air attacks on Sunni Muslim insurgents, a pan-Arab television service on Wednesday reported Iraq Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari as saying.

A news alert on the Al Arabiya news channel quoted Zebari as saying: "We request the United States to launch air strikes against militants." (Reporting by Amena Bakr; Writing by William Maclean; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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