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French foreign minister arrives in Iraq for talks on insurgency

Kurdistan Workers Party fighters participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants on the front line in Makhmur August 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Azad Lashkari)

BAGHDAD: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived in Baghdad Sunday for talks with officials on efforts to confront Islamic State militants who have advanced across northern Iraq, state television reported.

Kurdish officials said Fabius would later travel to their regional capital Irbil for further talks.

The Islamic State has captured wide swaths of northern Iraq since June, executing non-Sunni captives, displacing tens of thousands of people and drawing the first U.S. air strikes in the region since Washington withdrew troops in 2011.

 

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