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US drone attacks Iraq militant mortar position

9 months ago August 12, 2014 Aug 12, 2014 Tuesday, August 12 2014 Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:24:15 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Topics : drone iraq ISIS

WASHINGTON - U.S. military officials say an armed American drone has attacked and destroyed a mortar position of Islamic militants in northern Iraq.

The U.S. Central Command issued a brief statement saying the Tuesday morning attack targeted a mortar position that was firing on members of the Kurdish militia.

Central Command said the militia was defending civilians attempting to evacuate the Sinjar area, where many refugees fleeing ISIS were hiding.

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