US considers airstrikes, aid in Iraq

By REUTERS
August 7, 2014 19:36




US President Barack Obama is weighing airstrikes and emergency relief airdrops to help 40,000 religious minorities in Iraq who are trapped on a mountaintop after threats by Islamic militants, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

According to the report, Obama is weighing a range of options, from dropping humanitarian supplies on Mount Sinjar to military strikes on fighters from the Islamic State who are at the base of the mountain.


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