U.S. military carries out airstrikes, aid drops to Iraqi town surrounded by ISIS

August 31, 2014 8:10 AM

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U.S. military carries out airstrikes, aid drops to Iraqi town surrounded by ISIS

(CNN) -- The United States says it has carried out airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid in the Iraqi town of Amerli to protect an ethnic minority that one official says faces the threat of an "imminent massacre."

The town of Amerli, which has been besieged by ISIS fighters, is home to many of Iraq's Shiite Turkmen.

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