Obama Authorizes U.S. Airstrikes Against ISIS in Iraq
Obama Authorizes U.S. Airstrikes Against ISIS in Iraq . Tonight (Thursday, August 7, 2014) the Obama Administration has authorized U.S. Airstrikes Against ISIS in Iraq. An air drop humanitarian mission has also already taken place. ISIS is approaching the strategically important northern city of Erbil, where U.S. personnel are stationed.
Defense Department Confirms USAF Already Activated
The Defense Department confirmed today on Twitter that a humanitarian mission had already been successful earlier today.
“The U.S. has not yet conducted airstrikes”, senior administration officials said, but there were reports earlier in the day of airstrikes in the region, possibly by the Iraqi Air Force still active in the region.