Europe pledges aid, arms for Iraq

According to The Topeka Capital Journal, On Friday, The European Union forged a unifies response to the rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq and the resulting refugee crisis, allowing direct arms delivers to Kurdish fighters battling the Sunni insurgents. Several EU nations pledged more humanitarian aid.

The emergency meeting of the bloc’s 28 foreign ministers in Brussels marked a shift toward greater involvement in Iraq, following weeks during which the Europeans mainly considered the situation an American problem because of the 2003 U.S.-led Iraq invasion.

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