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  9/2/2014, Elul 7, 5774

Obama Informs Congress He Approved Iraq Airstrikes


President Barack Obama on Monday sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State terrorists.

The White House on Monday released a letter formally letting Congress' leaders know that Obama approved the mission that repelled Sunni fighters in the northern Shiite town of Amirli and dropped food, water and medical supplies for civilians, according to The Associated Press (AP).