US Strikes IS Extremists And Defend Yazidis Near Sinjar

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US warplanes strike IS extremists in Northern Iraq.

US strikes against IS in Iraq
US strikes against IS in Iraq


US warplanes pounded extremists of Islamic State in northern Iraq as an effort to defend minority Yazidis “being indiscriminately attacked.” These air strikes came just as President Barack Obama warned of an extended air campaign against the IS terrorist group.

The series of airstrikes began with a mix of fighter jets and drones that targeted IS militants firing on Yazidis near the town of Sinjar. These fighters forced tens of thousands into hiding on nearby Sinjar Mountain.