Iraq Battles Islamists in Saddam's Hometown, 80 Miles From Baghdad

By Glen Carey and Mahmoud Habboush

The U.S. has yet to respond to a request from Iraq made last month to mount air attacks against militant training camps in western Iraq, according to two American officials who asked not to be identified discussing internal deliberations. One of the officials said President Barack Obama is reluctant to revisit a war that he opposed and has repeatedly declared over.

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