The Fight for Iraq Raging and Complicated

Unlikely allies are pitching in to help, but Obama remains firm on not sending troops on the ground.
1:19 | 06/25/14

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about impeach mtd. Overseas now to the crisis in Iraq, where dozens of American advisers are now on the ground in Baghdad and that's where we find ABC's hamish Macdonald tonight. Reporter: With the fight for Iraq moving closer to the capital -- today in Baghdad, 90 of America's newly deployed military advisers went to work, trying to find a way to bolster Iraq's forces. But this fight is now bringing together perhaps of the world's unlikely alliance. On the same side as the U.S. -- Iran -- now sending in weapons and drones to help stop the militants. And Syria -- unleashing its fire power from the air. But it is America, with its unmatched military that many here say must play a bigger role and fast. Today one of Iraq's most powerful leaders telling us -- "We do not lack men or courage, but this battle could be won quickly if America would unleash air strikes." But the Obama administration is reluctant to consider that option, unless Iraq forms a new government. Where all factions here share power. Iraq's prime minister today definitely ruled that out. And that means the violence the sweeping the country tonight is not going to stop.

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