Skip to comments.U.S. Conducts Four More Airstrikes in Iraq to Defend Yazidis
Posted on 08/09/2014 11:17:28 PM PDT by GonzoII
WASHINGTONThe U.S. military launched four airstrikes Saturday in northern Iraq designed to defend members of the Yazidi religious minority who were coming under attack from Islamic extremists, U.S. officials said.
American aircraft also conducted a third airdrop of food and water for thousands of Yazidis stranded on Mount Sinjar, officials said. One C-17 and two C-130 aircraft dropped 3,800 gallons of drinking water and 16,128 meals, and were supported by U.S. fighter aircraft.
In the first, U.S. fighters and drones struck one of two Islamic State armored personnel carriers seen firing on Yazidi civilians near the town of Sinjar, and destroyed it.
In the second strike following soon after, U.S. forces struck three more Islamic State vehiclestwo more armed carriers and a technical vehicle.
In the third strike, U.S. aircraft located and fired on two additional carriers and an armed truck, and were successful in destroying the intended targets.
In the fourth strike, the U.S. located and struck another armed personnel carrier near Sinjar, with indications that the strike was successful in destroying it, military officials said. All aircraft safely exited the area, the officials said.
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YES. This is making my week. Bombs away on those evil scumbags.
Didn’t Obama and Kerry claim that ALL conflicts could be resolved by talking with our enemies?
Same here. I hope these efforts don’t end up being “too little, too late.”
Tough to remember the exact quote, but Kerry said something to the effect that we would all be harmony if we just all rode pink little girl’s bikes.
Four? Do you know how many missions were flown during World War II?
I could hardly stop laughing.
FWIW.....Former NFL star and Inside the NFL host Ahmad Rashad is reportedly dating President Barack Obamas senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett [BARF!]
Too little, too late. Blood on your head feckless fool on the hill.
once again Obama blames everyone but HIM...cowards blame others BUT winning 50.1 % of vote will never protect minorities in muslim countries where tribal and religious loyalty means far more than VOTING...OBAMA is a DUD
Let’s pray that these ISIS animals don’t have too many SAMS, etc...
He must be chain-chewing Viagra gum on his dates with Jar Jar Binks.
Just thinking about such an undertaking is a deadly boner-killer.
We don’t have armed drones up there that can loiter much longer than those FA-18’s from the USS George Bush?
And each mission over Europe could have thousands of bombers, I have read some of that.
Rashad asks Obama for Valery’s “hand” in marriage; “How Much Is That Dowery In the White House? The one with the unbelievable tales. I do hope that Dowery’s for sale!”
Maybe, but the Rockies are probably going to surround themselves with Yazidis, and they'll be bombed, too.
No telling how many Yazidi were squashed by air-dropped pallets
What did Johnny K. play, the Acoustic Troubadour version of “Kung Fu Fighting?”
But to Liberals the only thing that counts are intentions.