US Official: 'There's No Magic Airstrike That's Going To Change The Entire Situation' In IraqConfronting the threat of civil war in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.
Islamic Militants Continue Advance, Capture Two Towns Near BaghdadIslamic militants inspired by Al-Qaeda have captured two towns in the ethnically mixed province northeast of Baghdad.
Iraqi PM: US Aid Needed To Battle Al-Qaida A bloody resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq is prompting Baghdad to ask the U.S. for more weapons, training and manpower, two years after pushing American troops out of the country.

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