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White House: Iraqis must handle growing violence 'themselves'

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The White House on Monday said it was up to the Iraqis to handle growing violence in their country, as al Qaeda-connected groups gain ground throughout the Middle East. “This is something for the Iraqis to take the lead on and handle themselves,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, dismissing the idea of putting U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq. The deadly civil war in Syria has...

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