UN chief warns that any airstrikes against Sunni extremists in Iraq could backfire

  • by: EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 20, 2014 - 3:05 PM

NEW YORK — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Friday that any possible airstrikes against Sunni extremists in Iraq could be ineffective and backfire. He urged Iraq's feuding communities to unite against the terrorists who have captured a vast swath of territory.

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