RT: Two US fighter jets strike ISIS artillery in Iraq’s Kurdistan – Pentagon

August 8, 2014

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Published time: August 08, 2014 13:00
Edited time: August 08, 2014 14:04

A McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet (Reuters/Toby Melville)

A McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet (Reuters/Toby Melville)

US military aircraft have conducted an airstrike on artillery used by the forces of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS). Rear Admiral John Kirby said the attack took place to help defend Kurdish forces near Erbil, Iraq.

Two F/A-18 aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near the city of Erbil. US personnel are based in the city.

The decision to strike was made by the US Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the commander in chief,” Rear Admiral John Kirby, a spokesman for the Pentagon, said.

The US has also begun dropping relief supplies to the refugees.

US President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he had authorized the use of force against the Islamic State [IS], in Iraq if necessary –…

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