U.S. aircraft launch air strikes against ISIS; airlifts food and water for refugees
IRBIL, IRAQ – Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq, trying to outrun Islamist terrorists, fled to the mountains and prayed for help from above.
And it looks like their prayers have been answered, for now. Overnight, U.S. aircraft dropped in 5,300 gallons of water and 8,000 ready to eat meals.
The first U.S. airstrike hit ISIS troops near the town of Irbil in northern Iraq. Those jets took off from the USS George H. W. Bush.
This past week, more than 100,000 refugees made their way to churches and other shelters in the mountains around Irbil after their Kurdish defenders fled from the better-armed fighters of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State.
President Obama has also approved air strikes to protect U.S. military advisors helping Iraqi forces fight the ISIS terrorists who are now vowing to bring their war to America.
This ISIS officer told Vice News they will hunt down American troops and will raise the flag of Allah over the White House.
And just in case you had plans to visit Iraq this weekend, don’t. Or more correctly, you can’t.
The FAA has banned all u-s airlines from flying over Iraqi airspace because of what the government calls a “hazardous situation.”
Good move, because no one wants to see a repeat of what happened last month in the skies over Ukraine.