Defence & Security News - United States
|Friday, June 13, 2014 08:39 AM|
|United States to help Iraq with limited troops and military equipment to fight jihadists.|
Calling the situation in Iraq “clearly an emergency situation,” President Barack Obama today said the Iraqi government will need more help from the United States and the international community to keep jihadists from getting a permanent foothold in the region.
A destroyed Iraqi army armored vehicle in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq, on June 12, 2014.
June 12, 2014, Al-Qaida militants have reportedly closed in on the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. Jihadist fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) remain in control of large swathes of land, including the cities of Mosul and Tikrit.