Obama informs congress of airstrikes in Iraq

Obama informs congress of airstrikes in Iraq

President Barack Obama formally notified Congress on Monday that he had authorized airstrikes and humanitarian airdrops over the weekend in the Iraqi Shi'ite town of Amerli where Islamic State militants had trapped the civilian population.

U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said.

In Iraq fight, both sides guilty of atrocities: U.N.

Islamist fighters have carried out atrocities on "an unimaginable scale" in months of fighting with Iraqi forces who have also killed detainees and shelled...

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