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EU ministers agree on arming Iraq Kurds to end 'slaughter'

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EU ministers agreed at an emergency meeting on Friday to back the arming of overwhelmed Iraqi Kurdish fighters in the face of an onslaught by Islamic State militants. 

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take position on the front line in Khazer, near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski kalak, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region, on August 14, 2014

Ministers were gathered in Brussels in a rare summertime meeting facing calls to step up efforts to stop what Germany said was a slaughter of civilians.

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