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Iraq / Militants Advance #1067468

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 21, 2014
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(Studio: Kate Snow) A map showing the advances by Sunni militant ISIS fighters in Iraq shown.

(Erbil: Ayman Mohyeldin) The crisis in Iraq, which is on a war footing with Shiite militiamen prepared to fight against Sunni ISIS militants, examined; map shown of area controlled by Isis; scenes shown of Kurdish forces patrolling. [Security official Rooz BAHJAT†- comments on the fighters.] [Kurdistan regional government Prime Minister Nechirvan BARZANI†- says Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki should not stay.] The calls for Maliki to step down noted.

(Studio: Kate Snow; Washington: David Gregory) The US plans to send 300 military advisers to Iraq despite the opposition of members of Congress, the limited military options for the US in dealing with ISIS in Iraq and Syria discussed.

(Studio: Kate Snow) The coverage of Iraq on "Meet the Press' noted.

Snow, Kate;
Mohyeldin, Ayman;
Gregory, David

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