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  Av 12, 5774 , 08/08/14

Obama Authorizes Targeted Airstrikes in Iraq

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he had authorized targeted air strikes against Islamist terrorists in Iraq.

Describing the threats against stranded Yezidi refugees as holding the potential for “genocide”, the president said he had authorized limited air strikes to help Iraqi forces, to assist in the fight to break the siege and protect the civilians trapped there.

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