Iraq's Prime Minister making in-person appeal to Obama for help

Apr 14, 2015 6:51 AM by Cheryl Wengren

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iraq's new prime minister is asking the U.S. for more help in fighting Islamic extremists. And Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (HY'-dahr ahl ah-BAH'-dee) will make his plea in person, when he meets today with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Yesterday, Al-Abadi said the increase in U.S. airstrikes, weapons deliveries and training have helped roll back Islamic State forces, but he wants the militants wiped out once and for all.


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