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U.S. to support fight on al Qaeda in Iraq without troops: Kerry

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced confidence on Sunday the Iraqi government and tribes would be successful in their fight against al Qaeda, and said Washington was not considering sending troops back to Iraq.

"This is a fight that belongs to the Iraqis ... We are not contemplating returning." Kerry said during a trip to Israel. "We will help them in their fight, but this fight, in the end, they will have to win and I am confident they can."

(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed, Writing by Ari Rabinovitch, Editing by Jeffrey Heller)

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