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US planes, drones conduct more airstrikes in Iraq

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters look on as smoke billows from Makhmur, about 280 kilometres north of the capital Baghdad, during clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants on August 9, 2014US forces Saturday launched more airstrikes in northern Iraq to defend attacks on Yazidi civilians, the Pentagon said, on the second day of its military campaign. President Barack Obama had announced this week he had authorized US air strikes in part to help break the siege of Mount Sinjar, where fighters from the so-called Islamic State forces have cornered and reportedly threatened to kill thousands of civilian refugees from the Yazidi religious minority. The first strike, at around 11:20 Washington time (1520 GMT), was carried out by a mix of fighter jets and drones, the United States Central Command, which covers the Middle East, said in a statement. It targeted two armored personnel carriers firing on Yazidi civilians near Sinjar, the state said, adding one of the two IS vehicles was hit and destroyed.

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