Obama says al-Qaida now more active in Iraq, discusses ways US can help stop threat

  • Article by: NEDRA PICKLER , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 1, 2013 - 8:49 PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pledged Friday to help combat an increasingly active al-Qaida in Iraq but stopped short of announcing new commitments of assistance sought by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

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