US Agrees To Send New Arms, Artillery To Iraq To Fight Al Qaeda -- FOX News
The United States has agreed to send new arms to Iraq to thwart Al Qaeda-linked militants currently controlling Fallujah following a request by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, senior defense officials told Fox News.
Vice President Joe Biden spoke to the Iraqi leader on Tuesday, although White House officials suggest the weapons – artillery and assault rifles – were not the primary thrust of the conversation. The United States is also in discussions with the Iraqis to send officials to Jordan to train Iraqi security forces.
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