U.S. Hits ISIS Position Near Baghdad in New Phase of Strikes: Official

September 16, 2014 4:05 AM

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U.S. Hits ISIS Position Near Baghdad in New Phase of Strikes: Official

The U.S. carried out an airstrike near Baghdad on Monday as the beginning of intensified action against ISIS militants in Iraq, defense officials told NBC News.

U.S. attack aircraft hit an ISIS fighting position southwest of the capital in support of the Iraqi security forces, defense officials said. There was also at least one airstrike near Mount Sinjar in northwestern Iraq, the officials said.

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