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  1. U.S. to Send Iraq Anti-Extremist Rockets

    Car bomb, meet missile. American officials are sending 1,000 anti-tank rockets Baghdad’s way to help thwart suicide car bombings by ISIS. The militants used vehicle-based explosives — taking out entire city blocks — on their path to victory in Ramadi last weekend. President Obama, determined to ensure their conquest is temporary, is reportedly considering other options to bolster anti-ISIS efforts. Defeated Iraqi troops, meanwhile, are amassing alongside Shiite militiamen and volunteers outside the besieged town as American advisers help Iraq plan its next move.

    NYT, IBT

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