Iraq Requests US Air Strikes on Jihadists: FM

Iraq has asked the United States to conduct air strikes against jihadist-led Sunni militants that have seized key cities and large swathes of the country, Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said Wednesday.

"Iraq has officially asked Washington to help under the security agreement (between the two countries), and to conduct air strikes against terrorist groups," Zebari told reporters in Saudi Arabia.

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