The United States “cannot turn a blind eye,” Obama said. Obama said U.S. aid would turn to airstrikes, which would represent a much deeper involvement in the conflict, in order to prevent militants from reaching Irbil, the capital of the Kurdish region. Irbil is home to a U.S. Consulate and a joint U.S.-Iraqi security base. The airstrikes depend on whether U.S.
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U.S. aircraft, escorted by fighter jets, dropped 5,300 gallons of fresh drinking water and 8,000 meals ready to eat. The aircraft were over the drop area for less than 15 minutes flying at a low altitude, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement. The emergency effort is being deployed to help a group of 40,000 Yazidis, a group of ethnic Kurds, who fled villages in northern Iraq under threat from ISIS.
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Obama approves humanitarian aid to besieged Iraqis; reportedly considering airstrikes – Yahoo News
“F-16s first entered Iraqi airspace on a reconnaissance mission and are now targeting Daash (ISIL) in Gwer and in the Sinjar region,” Holgard Hekmat told AFP. The New York Times, citing a Kurdish television report , said the U.S. military had bombed at least two targets in northern Iraq, where insurgents had isolated tens of thousands of religious minorities. A McClatchy news report cited a resident in Kalak who said she saw aircraft overhead, and heard explosions coming from behind ISIL lines. Rear Admiral John Kirby quickly used the social media site Twitter http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net to deny the claims. Press reports that US has conducted airstrikes in Iraq completely false.