U.S. expands airstrikes against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq

By Liz Sly, Karen DeYoung, Loveday Morris, August 8, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq — American warplanes and drones struck Islamist militants near this northern Iraqi city Friday, putting the U.S. military back in action in the skies over Iraq less than three years after the troops withdrew and President Obama declared the war over.

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