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Obama weighs US role in Iraq

WASHINGTON — As Sunni militants marched toward Baghdad, President Obama on Thursday said that he was weighing whether to reengage the US military in Iraq more than two years after troops withdrew from the war-torn nation.

With a swift collapse of US-trained security forces leading to the seizure of several cities in northern Iraq, the president said his national security team was working “around the clock” to determine the US role in what he described as an “emergency situation.”

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