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As Iraq Unravels, Calls For American Action Grow Louder

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June 13, 2014 AT 5:13 AM
A Sunni rebels from an al Qaeda splinter group drive Iraq deeper into chaos, calls for American intervention are growing louder amid fears the trouble could spread beyond the nation's borders. Iraq has asked the U.S. for air assistance in tempering the militant uprising, and Barack Obama said Thursday he is looking at all options in confronting the Iraq insurgency. The militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, also called ISIL or ISIS, chased government forces out of Tikrit on Wednesday and then closed in on Iraq's biggest oil refinery at Baiji, furthering their rapid gains against the Shiite-led government.