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U.S. Authorizes More Airstrikes in Iraq
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS2/FOX28) - U.S. fighter jets and unmanned drones have completed a new round of air strikes targeting Islamic militants in Iraq.
Military officials say the strikes destroyed armored vehicles and a mortar position.
The air strikes are helping Kurdish forces, who claim to have retaken control of two northern towns, from militants on Sunday.
The U.S. has also dropped food and water for thousands of religious minorities that are stranded on a mountaintop in northern Iraq.
Militants told them that if they didn't convert to Islam, they would be killed.
President Obama said the airstrikes could go on for some time but insists he has no plans to put U.S. troops on the ground.