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  1. Western Leaders Tentatively Support Iraq Action

    While Pope Francis described efforts to stop “unjust agression” as legitmate, President Obama hailed the recovery of Mosul Dam by Iraqi and Kurdish fighters with the help of U.S. airstrikes. The president promised increased support for the new Iraqi government, but emphasized that involvement would be limited to protecting American interests and providing humanitarian support. British Prime Minister David Cameron has emphasized similar limitations, though his defense minister has been quoted as saying that the campaign is no longer strictly humanitarian.

    The Guardian, ABC, NYT

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