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Still Waiting for Orders, US Military Has ISIL in Its Sightsi
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Jeff Seldin
June 20, 2014 12:38 AM
The United States says that, for now, it is only sending military advisers to Baghdad to help the Iraqi government combat advances by militant Sunni Islamists, known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). But VOA's Jeff Seldin reports from the Pentagon that U.S. forces are poised to strike - if ordered to do so.

Still Waiting for Orders, US Military Has ISIL in Its Sights

Published June 19, 2014

The United States says that, for now, it is only sending military advisers to Baghdad to help the Iraqi government combat advances by militant Sunni Islamists, known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). But VOA's Jeff Seldin reports from the Pentagon that U.S. forces are poised to strike - if ordered to do so.


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