US launches Iraq airstrikes

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NEW DELHI — The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel.

Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby says two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it.

President Barack Obama authorized such airstrikes Thursday when the Islamic state militant group advanced on Irbil, in northeaster Iraq, where U.S. military trainers are stationed.

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jimmymac
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jimmymac 08/08/14 - 08:44 am
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It's about time that Obama allowed air strikes on ISIS to halt the slaughter of non Muslims. I was beginning to think that Obama didn't think they were doing anything wrong. I guess it's better late than never.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/08/14 - 08:58 am
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Best decision Obama has made yet (I know, I know, that isn't saying much -- damning with faint praise, but still it's a good call). The suffering Yazidi refugees on that mountaintop need more and more airdrops of water, food, medical supplies -- and weapons and ammo!

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AFjoe 08/08/14 - 09:35 am
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USAF in action

Remember everyone...if you rule the air...you rule!

I put several pilots in blue suits back in my days.

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