25. Gunmen fight ( A ) Iraqi forces seized ( B ) additional towns
west of Baghdad as the U.S. pressed leaders ( C ) to form a
new government to halt the nation’s slide toward a sectarian
civil war ( D ).
4. The United States is rushing 1,000 antitank rockets to the Iraqi military to help combat the massive suicide vehicle bombs that Islamic State militants used in capturing the provincial capital of Ramadi, a first step as the Obama administration weighs a range of difficult options to help its ____ ally.
(A) sectarian (B) intermingled (C) beleaguered (D)consolidate