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The USA has targeting forces of the Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq. Several US air strikes have out heavy weaponry that the Islamic State from the Iraqi army. President Obama said the new attacks are to American residents in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region. IS recently its name from ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). The group now a quarter of Iraq (including the country's largest dam), and a third of Syria. Mr Obama it clear that there would be no boots on the ground. He said: "Even as we Iraqis as they take the to these terrorists, American combat troops will not be to fight in Iraq."

Another reason for the air strikes on the IS to Iraq's Yazidi people and other minority groups. The Yazidis are ethnically Kurdish. Their religion elements of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Zoroastrianism. The IS the Yazidis to to Islam, pay a tax, or face death. Earlier this week the UN of a humanitarian catastrophe with the possibility of ethnic cleansing at the hands of the IS. The IS have reportedly taken hundreds of Yazidi women hostage. Obama said the latest US military action also, "a humanitarian effort to save thousands of [Yazidis] who trapped on a mountain without food and water and almost certain death".

 
 

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