Obama Weighs Airstrikes or Aid to Help Trapped Iraqis, Officials Say
BAGHDADAug 07, 2014 - 12:00 am GMT+3
Aug 07, 2014 12:00 am
U.S. President Barack Obama is considering airstrikes and emergency relief airdrops to help 40,000 religious minorities in Iraq who are trapped on a mountaintop after threats by ISIS militants, the New York Times reported Thursday.
Obama has been looking at a range of options, from dropping humanitarian supplies on Mount Sinjar to military strikes on fighters from ISIS who are at the base of the mountain, a senior administration official told the newspaper.
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