8 August 2014


U.S. military aircraft have conducted a strike on ISIS artillery that had been used near Irbil, Iraq, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday on Twitter. The artillery had been used against Kurdish forces defending Irbil, near U.S. personnel, the tweet said


Two US fighter jets strike ISIS artillery in Iraq's Kurdistan - Pentagon

US military aircraft have conducted an airstrike on artillery used by the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Rear Admiral John Kirby said the attack took place to help defend Kurdish forces near Erbil, Iraq.

Two F/A-18 aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near Erbil, where US personnel are located.

"The decision to strike was made by the U.S. Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the commander in chief," Rear Admiral John Kirby, a spokesman for Pentagon, said.

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