WSJ: U.S. Launches Targeted Airstrikes on Iraqi Militants

August 8, 2014 – U.S. aircraftScreen-Shot-2014-08-08-at-7.13.03-AM have dropped two laser-guided missiles over Iraq in a targeted attack against Iraqi militants. The new attack, announced on Thursday, was directed by President Obama.

From the report:

Mr. Obama said Thursday night he had authorized targeted airstrikes and emergency assistance missions in northern Iraq, saying the U.S. must act to protect American personnel and prevent a humanitarian catastrophe. Mr. Obama said the goal of strikes would be to stop militants closing in on the northern city of Erbil, a Kurdish stronghold, or to allow local forces to aid the Yazidis, the religious minority.

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