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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:15 pm | Updated: 10:40 pm, Thu Jun 19, 2014.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday that the United States will deploy up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help its beleaguered security forces fend off Sunni militants, edging the United States back into a conflict that Obama thought he had left behind.

Obama also said the United States was gathering intelligence on the positions of militant fighters to identify targets and added, “We will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if we conclude the situation on the ground requires it.”

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