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Friday, 08 August 2014 - 11:52
Obama authorises air strikes on Iraq
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US President Barack Obama says he has authorised air strikes against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, if they threaten US interests or to prevent the slaughter of religious minorities.

However, the president said US troops would not be sent back to Iraq.

The US has already made humanitarian air drops to Iraqis under threat from Islamic State militants.

IS has seized Qaraqosh, Iraq's biggest Christian town, prompting residents to flee.
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