Barack Obama authorises air strikes to help Iraqis besieged on mountain by Isis

Barack Obama authorises air strikes to help Iraqis besieged on mountain by Isis


‘Barack Obama has authorised targeted air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, as the US military began an airborne operation to bring relief to thousands of minority Iraqis driven to a grim, mountain-top refuge.
Describing the threats against stranded Yazidi refugees as holding the potential for “genocide”, the president said he had authorised limited air strikes to help Iraqi forces, to assist in the fight to break the siege and protect the civilians trapped there.’
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