US aircraft strike Islamic State artillery in Iraq: Pentagon

President Barack Obama meets with the National Security Council in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 7, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

US aircraft launched strikes against extremist positions in northern Iraq after artillery fire near US personnel, the Pentagon said Friday.

Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby, writing on Twitter, said that US forces struck after artillery fire against Kurdish forces defending the key city of Arbil.



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