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  8/8/2014, Av 12, 5774

White House Authorizes Airstrikes in Iraq


US President Barack Obama has authorized "limited airstrikes" against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in Iraq, he announced during a Thursday night press conference.

The announcement, which surfaced hours after White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that Washington was "very concerned" over the "humanitarian catastrophe" developing there.