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Iraqi Kurds assault IS positions as Obama vows support

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BAQUFA (IRAQ) - Kurdish fighters, backed by Iraqi forces and a new wave of US air strikes, pressed their offensive against jihadist rebels as President Barack Obama urged a joint counterterrorism effort. 

A Peshmerga fighter flashes a victory sign next to the remains of a car, bearing an image of the trademark jihadist flag, which reportedly belonged to Islamic State (IS) militants north of Mosul, on August 18, 2014

Obama hailed the Kurds' recapture of a major dam outside Mosul but warned Baghdad that "the wolf is at the door" and said it must move quickly to build an inclusive government.

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