X Close

World

Published: Friday June 13, 2014 MYT 2:40:02 AM
Updated: Friday June 13, 2014 MYT 2:41:19 AM

U.S. says clear breakdown in Iraqi military response to insurgency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States expressed disappointment on Thursday with the response by Iraqi security forces to the rapid advance of militants that have overrun Iraqi cities in the past several days.

"The events of the last several days are alarming," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a daily briefing. "There was a clear structural breakdown, we were disappointed by the steps that were taken by a range of security forces."

Psaki said the Obama administration was considering all options, except for sending U.S. troops into Iraq, to help the Iraq government fend off the increasing insurgency from radical Islamists.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Eric Beech)

advertisement

  1. MH17 day of mourning: Plane bearing remains touches down in KL
  2. MH17: Day of mourning photo gallery
  3. MH17 day of mourning: White hearses arrive at KLIA
  4. Full military ceremony to accompany arrival of 20 Malaysians’ remains
  5. MH17: Special flight with victims' remains leaves Amsterdam
  6. MH17: DBKL orders entertainment outlets to stop all 'entertainment activities' for 24 hours
  7. MH17: Names of 20 Malaysian victims announced
  8. MH17: Malaysia ready to receive remains with final rehearsal
  9. A father’s enduring love
  10. A minute’s silence on Friday morning

advertisement

advertisement