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Iraq crisis: US to send 'military advisers'

President Barack Obama has said the US will send 300 military advisers to Iraq to help fight Islamist-led insurgents.

Mr Obama said the US was prepared for "targeted and precise military action, if and when... the situation on the ground requires it", but added that US troops would not fight in Iraq.

Iraq has asked the US for air strikes against the Sunni militants. Nick Bryant reports from Washington.

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