January 7, 2014
The United States says it will speed up its deliveries of missiles and surveillance drones to Iraq as the Baghdad government battles a resurgence of Al-Qaeda linked militants.
The White House dismissed claims that the fighting, which has seen militants retake the city of Fallujah, was a result of President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw US troops in 2011.
Vice President Joe Biden spoke by phone with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and “expressed concern for those Iraqis who are suffering at the hands of terrorists,” a statement said.
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