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June 12th, 2014
05:27 PM ET

From the front lines of ISIS' push to take Iraq

(CNN) - A militant group gained control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is threatening the takeover of more cities, including the capital, Baghdad.

CNN's Arwa Damon reports from northern Iraq.

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June 12th, 2014
05:03 PM ET

Should U.S. carry out air strikes in Iraq? 2 Iraq vets in Congress split on answer

(CNN) – It is "painful" and "heartbreaking" to see Iraq unravel, say Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, both of whom served in the Iraq War.

Gabbard served in the medical unit during her 2005 deployment, and says she saw daily the "harsh costs of war."

"I thought after the surge, we were there," says Kinzinger. "This is very sad."

But the lawmakers differ on how they think the U.S. should help; Kinzinger supports air strikes, Gabbard does not.
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