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American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 04:58 PM
American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

DOHUK, Iraq — American military forces bombed at least two targets in northern Iraq on Thursday night to rout Islamist insurgents who have trapped tens of thousands of religious minorities in Kurdish areas, Kurdish officials said.

Word of the bombings, reported on Kurdish television from the city of Erbil, came as President Obama was preparing to make a statement in Washington.

Kurdish officials said the bombings targeted fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria who had seized two towns, Gwer and Mahmour. Residents who had fled those areas by car were heard honking their horns in approval. But Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said on Twitter that the reports of the bombings were false.

Obama administration officials had said earlier in the day that Mr. Obama was considering airstrikes or airdrops of food and medicine to address a humanitarian crisis among as many as 40,000 members of religious minorities in Iraq, who have been dying of heat and thirst on a mountaintop where they took shelter after death threats from ISIS.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby: 'Press reports that US has conducted airstrikes in Iraq completely false. No such action taken' - @PentagonPresSec

About sourcing: The New York Times reported bombing in Iraq based on Kurdish television from Erbil. The Wall Street Journal, citing a defense minister for Kurdish forces, also suggested a US operation 'may be under way.'

So the Kurds are saying that the US is bombing ISIS and the Pentagon says they're not.
Which has lied to us the most? The answer is obvious.

posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 05:42 PM
a reply to: LrdRedhawk

Damnit... I dunno what to believe anymore.

Pentagon Denies Report US Is Bombing ISIS Targets In Iraq

The Pentagon moved swiftly to shoot down a New York Times report Thursday afternoon that American military forces had bombed at least two places in northern Iraq targeting fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:18 PM
It wasnt US airforce, since IQAF confirmed air attacks on ISIS targets in the North in coordination with Peshmerga

meanwhile US may begin air campaign against ISIS in Iraq
edit on 12 12 2012 by Jumadax because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:31 PM
a reply to: Jumadax

US to air drop humanitarian aid in Iraq


posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:38 PM
Maybe it's Toyota season for drone joystick jockeys.

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