U.S. gives Iraq additional $9 million in aid

Fighters from the Badr Brigades Shiite militia patrol at the front line, in Kessarrat, located (70 kilometers) north west of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, June 12, 2015. (AP)

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met on Friday with the speaker of Iraq's parliament, Saleem al-Jabouri, and announced an additional $9 million in U.S. humanitarian aid for Iraq, the White House said.

President Barack Obama dropped by the meeting and discussed the ongoing fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Iraq, the White House said.

The United States has provided $416 million in aid to Iraq since 2014. Jabouri also met Friday with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Pentagon to discuss progress in the fight against ISIS.

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