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U.S. to expedite military aid to Iraqi forces, Biden tells Abadi - White House
May 15, 2015 / 9:52 PM / 3 years ago

U.S. to expedite military aid to Iraqi forces, Biden tells Abadi - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Friday about the attacks by Islamic State militants on the city of Ramadi, and pledged the United States would expedite U.S. aid to Iraqi forces.

Smoke rises after a bomb attack in the city of Ramadi, May 15, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

“This will include delivery of heavy weaponry, including AT-4 shoulder-held rockets to counter vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, additional ammunition, and supplies for Iraqi forces,” the White House said in a statement.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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