Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi security forces to fight the ISIL, gather in Najaf. Photo: Reuters Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi security forces to fight the ISIL, gather in Najaf. Photo: Reuters
Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi security forces to fight the ISIL, gather in Najaf. Photo: Reuters

Iraq appeals for US air strikes against militants advancing on Baghdad

Iraq has called on the US to mount air strikes against Sunni fighters, led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as they bear down on the capital Baghdad

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Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi security forces to fight the ISIL, gather in Najaf. Photo: Reuters Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi security forces to fight the ISIL, gather in Najaf. Photo: Reuters
Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi security forces to fight the ISIL, gather in Najaf. Photo: Reuters
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