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The US military says it actually doesn't need Iraqi permission to provide close air support or evacuate wounded troops in 'emergency circumstances'

  • The US military does not need Iraqi permission to fly close air support and casualty evacuation missions for US troops in combat, a top spokesman for the US-led coalition fighting ISIS clarified on Tuesday.
  • Army Col. James Rawlinson clarified that the Iraqis do not need to approve missions in emergency circumstances after Task & Purpose reported on Monday that the US military needed permission to fly CAS missions for troops in a fight.
  • On Aug. 16, the US-led coalition announced it would comply with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's order to ask for the Iraqi military's permission to fly in Iraqi airspace under other circumstances.
  • That order came after a recent explosion at an ammunition dump in Baghdad controlled by Iranian-backed militia.
  • Rumors have circulated that the explosion was caused by an Israeli airstrike.

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Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to resign

  • Rome (CNN) - Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told the Italian Senate on Tuesday that he will resign.
  • In an hour-long speech, Conte launched a scathing attack on Matteo Salvini, the right-wing Interior Minister and the leader of the League party, who was sat just to his right.
  • Conte said Salvini's decision to call for an early election was "irresponsible" and accused him of putting the national interest at risk in order to advance the his own personal interests.
  • Conte, a law professor with no previous political experience, became prime minister in June 2018, after the right-wing League and anti-establishment Five Star Movement reached a coalition agreement.
  • The two populist, euroskeptic parties secured the most votes in the March 2018 election, but the coalition fell apart this month over disagreements on key policies.
  • Conte's resignation could now put Italy on a path to the fresh elections that Salvini has called for.

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