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May 20, 2015 7:44 PM

In reversal, U.S. official admits Iraq troops reeling from Islamic State offensive

Iraq’s security forces are reeling from last week’s ferocious Islamic State takeover of the capital of Iraq’s largest province and must regroup before even thinking of staging a counterattack, a senior State Department official said Wednesday in the Obama administration’s most sober assessment to date of the battle.

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