评估打击回教国形势
美防长卡特突访伊拉克

 

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美国国防部长卡特(左)星期四突访伊拉克首都巴格达,并与伊拉克总理阿巴迪会谈。(欧新社)

(巴格达24日讯)美国国防部长卡特23日突访伊拉克首都巴格达,并与伊拉克领导层会谈。

这是卡特今年2月上任后首度访问伊拉克。访问期间,卡特与美国指挥官和伊拉克官员会谈,实地评估伊拉克对抗极端组织“回教国”(IS)的行动。

伊拉克军队将发起军事行动,希望收复被“回教国”占据的安巴尔省首府拉马迪。该城在今年被“回教国”武装占据后,被认为是伊拉克军队和政府的一大挫折。

目前,收复行动尚未展开,但是据美国防部发言人称,军事行动可能在未来几周内开始。

外界认为,收复拉马迪的行动是否成功对伊拉克现任政府将是一大考验,同时也考验美国目前在伊拉克的策略是否奏效。

美国现在主要依赖伊拉克部队对付“回教国”武装,美国领导的盟军提供空中打击作为支援。

美国总统奥巴马决定不在伊拉克投入地面部队参与打击“回教国”的行动,称伊拉克为自身而战才是唯一可持续的解决途径。

 

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