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Iraq / Militants Advance / A Discussion #1067208

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014
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(Baghdad: Anderson Cooper) The situation in Iraq, the US military assistance options, President Obama's meeting with members of Congress updated; scenes shown of the militants in an oil city leading to power outages in the country; details given of the promise of a strike back from Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the Kurdish control of Kirkuk, a warning from Iran to Iraqi Shiites.

(Baghdad: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Jim Sciutto) The phone calls from Vice President Joe Biden to Iraqi leaders with the message about potential assistance with a political component, the US aid options, including reconnaissance flights over ISIS positions, discussed. [Retired Gen. James "Spider" Marks - comments on the US advisory element, on the role of US special operations forces.]

(Baghdad: Anderson Cooper, Nic Robertson: Erbil: Arwa Damon) The level of Iraqi support for Maliki, the question of whether he will give up power, the view of the terrified Christian community, ISIS restrictions on journalists discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Sciutto, Jim;
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