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Studio interview: US continues airstrikes against ISIL militants

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08-13-2014 12:51 BJT

The United States has launched another air strike on the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. And fighting between the Kurdish army and the Islamist militants continues in northern Iraq.

For more insight, we're joined by Professor He Wenping, research fellow of the Institute of West Asian and African Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Q1. US war planes continue striking the ISIL militants in Iraq and more than 100 additional US military advisers have been sent there. As the US role deepens in the Iraq crisis, could it help ease the crisis or will it just be involved in another war?

Q2. Iraq’s incumbent Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has rejected his successor’s appointment by President Fouad Massoum. It’s seen as the last attempt by Maliki, who has been in power for more than eight years, to keep his power. How will the political infighting impact the situation in the war-torn country?

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