US aircraft strike Islamic State artillery in Iraq--Pentagon | Inquirer News

US aircraft strike Islamic State artillery in Iraq–Pentagon

/ 09:09 PM August 08, 2014

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby conducts a media briefing April 29, 2014. AFP FILE PHOTO/Paul J. Richards

WASHINGTON — US aircraft launched strikes against extremist positions in northern Iraq after artillery fire near US personnel, the Pentagon said Friday.

Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby, writing on Twitter, said that US forces struck after artillery fire against Kurdish forces defending the key city of Arbil.

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