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Baghdad says US pledges continued support for Iraq's war against ISIS

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US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday assured Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of continued US support to defeat ISIS terrorist group, Reuters cited Iraqi government as saying on Saturday.

The two discussed the situation in Syria and the war on ISIS in a phone call from Pence following Friday's US strikes on a Syrian airbase to punish a chemical attack that killed scores of civilians this week in an area held by the opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Pence "affirmed that US policy in the region didn't change, its priority is to defeat ISIS in Iraq and the region," said a statement from Abadi's office.

The Shi'ite-led Iraqi government issued a statement on Friday in reaction to the events in Syria reflecting a difficult balancing act between its alliance with the United States and with Shiite Iran, a key backer of Assad.
Last Modified: Saturday، 08 April 2017 04:48 PM
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