Obama Authorizes Military Air Strikes On ISIS And Humanitarian Aid To Iraq’s Fleeing Minorities

Update as of 6:57 a.m. EDT: The United States has begun delivering relief supplies to refugees fleeing the advance of the Islamic State, formerly known as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, Reuters reported Friday morning. There were no signs yet of air-strike support from American forces, the report added.

U.S. transport planes began dropping food and water on Thursday night to members of the Yazidi community who have sought refuge in difficult, hilly terrain after Islamists captured Sinjar, their home town, according to Reuters.Read More…


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