2014-09-18T231531Z_827727559_GM1EA9J0JXL01_RTRMADP_3_IRAQ-CRISIS-CONGRESS-VOTE

Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election

U.S. President Obama makes a statement about Syria in the State Dining Room at the White House in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. With the U.S.-led coalition increasing air strikes but no signs the militants have been weakened, Congress appears ready for a broader discussion on the operations than it was prepared to hold during the run-up to the election. …

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