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Irate Iraq premier backs off

Keep away from politics, he tells army

Posted: August 13, 2014 at 5:09 a.m.

Syrian Kurdish peshmerga fighters help a sick Yazidi woman to a clinic Tuesday inside a Syrian refugee camp where she and other Iraqi refugees have landed after escaping Iraq with the aid of the fi ghters. An Iraqi military helicopter ferrying aid to refugees stranded in northern Iraq crashed, killing the pilot.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appeared to back away Tuesday from an implied threat to use force to stay in power, issuing a statement saying the army should stay out of politics.

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Displaced Yazidis from Iraq reach for food Tuesday at a refugee camp inside Syria, where they were taken with the help of Syr... (By: KHALID MOHAMMED) (Credit: AP)

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