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Counter-ISIL Coalition Provides Air Support in Battle for Tikrit

U.S. Department of State – Office of the Spokesperson – Statement by Jen Psaki At the request of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the Coalition today launched airstrikes in and around Tikrit in support of Iraqi Security Forces ground operations. These strikes were designed to destroy ISIL strongholds with precision – protecting innocent Iraqis by minimizing ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq

President Obama will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House on Tuesday, April 14. The Prime Minister’s visit underscores the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq and the strong U.S. commitment to political and military cooperation with Iraq in the joint fight against ISIL. The President and Prime Minister will ...
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U.S. Consulate Extends Condolences to Families of Peshmerga in Da’esh Video

We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the Peshmerga shown in the disturbing video released last night by ISIL, which purportedly shows the barbaric execution of three men.  Although we are not in a position to confirm the authenticity of the video, we have no reason to doubt it given the other similar ...
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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with Iraqi Kurdistan Regional President Masoud Barzani

This afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Iraqi Kurdistan Regional President Masoud Barzani. The Vice President called to express condolences for the Kurdish Peshmerga executed by ISIL. The Vice President and President agreed that such unconscionable acts of brutality reflect ISIL’s true nature and reinforce our collective resolve to defeat ISIL. Vice President Biden ...
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