We’re Bombing Iraq Again
Another United States airstrike on Iraq has begun.
U.S. jet fighters hit Islamic State artillery positions in northern Iraq on Friday, the first of what is expected to be a series of American strikes meant to halt the Sunni extremist advance on the Kurdish capital of Erbil, the Pentagon said.
The U.S. F-18 jet fighters dropped 500 pound laser guided bombs on mobile artillery positions outside Erbil, said Pentagon press secretary John Kirby.
The strikes were the first since President Barack Obama authorized U.S. military action to target radical Islamic forces in the Kurdish city, where the U.S. has diplomatic and military personnel aiding the Kurds.