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Iraqi air force strikes city to try to oust al Qaeda

By Reuters | Mon, 6 Jan 2014 04:34 AM
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* Officials discuss plan for ousting al Qaeda in major cities

* Islamist militants took strategic positions last week

* Al Qaeda has been operating in border region for months (Adds Iran offer to help with army with equipment, if asked)

By Suadad al-Salhy

BAGHDAD, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces battling an al Qaeda offensive near the Syrian border launched an air strike on ...

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