BreakingNews: American Forces Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

Posted: August 7, 2014 in World News
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American military forces bombed at least two targets in northern Iraq on Thursday night to rout Islamist insurgents who have trapped tens of thousands of religious minorities in Kurdish
areas, Kurdish officials said.

Word of the bombings, reported on Kurdish television from the city of Erbil, came as President Obama was preparing to make a statement in Washington.

Kurdish officials said the bombings targeted fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
who had seized two towns, Gwer and Mahmour.

Residents who had fled those areas by car were heard honking their horns in approval.

Obama administration officials had said earlier in the day that Mr. Obama was considering airstrikes
or airdrops of food and medicine to address a humanitarian crisis among as many as 40,000
members of religious minorities in Iraq, who have been dying of heat and thirst on a mountaintop
where they took shelter after death threats from ISIS.

Source: NY times

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