Congress vote on campaign against Islamic State could lag to 2015

A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern IraqBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress might not vote until next year on an authorization for President Barack Obama’s air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, congressional aides said on Monday, despite some lawmakers’ insistence that approval is already overdue. The U.S. military began a campaign in Iraq weeks ago to halt advances by the Sunni group known as Islamic State, which has killed thousands of people while seizing swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria. …

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