U.S. launched another round of airstrikes in Iraq

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Another round of U.S. air strikes has been launched on targets near Irbil, Iraq.

This follows an air strike earlier in which two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq who were towing artillery outside Irbil.

Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby says two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. military has enough intelligence to clearly single out Islamic militants and launch effective airstrikes if they threaten U.S. interests or the thousands of refugees who fled to a mountaintop

President Barack Obama authorized such airstrikes Thursday when the Islamic state militant group advanced on Irbil, in northeaster Iraq, where U.S. military trainers are stationed. 


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