quinta-feira, 11 de setembro de 2014

Kerry in Baghdad to gather support against the Islamic State

John Kerry arrived in Baghdad began a tour of the Middle East aimed at gathering support for the fight against the jihadists of the Islamic State, which control large portions of Iraq and Syria.

After receiving the US Secretary of State, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar Abadi, he asked for the help of the international community to contraiar the advance of extremists.

According to a source from the White House, Barack Obama is willing to extend aerial actions against the Islamic State to the Syrian territory.

The u.s. President will present tonight in detail the action plan from Washington to defeat the jihadists, a day after he warned Congressional leaders that doesn't need your permission to go ahead with the strategy.

On the ground, Iraqi forces assisted by North American aviation and by tribal fighters and Kurdish Peshmerga continue to try to regain the territory controlled by Sunni insurgents.

Kerry's visit to Baghdad coincided with a double bombing in the Iraqi capital, which resulted in the deaths of at least 12 people, making still more than 30 wounded. The attack occurred near a police checkpoint in a mostly Shiite neighborhood.

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