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US vows to try to help Iraqis displaced by fighting

Iraqi families fleeing violence in the northern Nineveh province gather at a Kurdish checkpoint in Aski kalak, 40 kms West of Arbil, on June 10, 2014The United States Wednesday vowed to boost aid to Iraq as it scrambled to respond to a lightning offensive by jihadists sweeping closer to Baghdad after seizing two cities. Washington is committed to “working with the Iraqi government and leaders across Iraq to support a unified approach against ISIL’s continued aggression,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. “We stand ready to provide any appropriate assistance,” she added, condemning Wednesday’s kidnapping of 48 people from the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “You can expect we will increase our assistance” to the Iraqi government, Psaki said, stressing that the United States has already expedited arms shipments to Iraq this year and ramped up training of Iraqi security forces.

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