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Obama authorises air strikes in Iraq amid genocide threats from militants

US President Barack Obama authorised limited airstrikes against Sunni militants in Iraq, potentially reengaging the US military in a conflict that Obama pledged to leave behind when he first won office.

8th August, 2014
Obama said strikes would be used to protect US personnel and Yezidis

US President Barack Obama authorised limited airstrikes against Sunni militants in Iraq, potentially reengaging the US military in a conflict that Obama pledged to leave behind when he first won office.

Obama said yesterday that the strikes, if needed, would be used to protect US personnel and Yezidis, a minority sect concentrated in northern Iraq, who have been targeted by militants and are stranded on a mountain. The president also said American military planes are...

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