US conducts new airstrikes as ISIS kills dozens of Yazidis in Iraq town, officials say

August 16, 2014 2:06 AM

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The U.S. military conducted new airstrikes against Islamic militants Friday as sources tell Fox News members of the group killed at least 80 male members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a northern village and kidnapped "dozens" of women and children.

A senior U.S. defense official told Fox News that U.S. surveillance drones saw evidence of the massacre of dozens of Yazidi men. The U.S. military later struck two militant targets, killing some of those involved in the killings, the source said.

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