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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 12:24
US airstrikes to support Iraqi troops under attack
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The US has carried out airstrikes in Iraq in support of troops who were being attacked by Islamic State fighters.

It said that the attacks took place on Sunday and Monday near Mount Sinjar and south-west of Baghdad.

They were the first made as part of expanded efforts outlined by US President Barack Obama last week.

Meanwhile Iraq has criticised the decision not to invite Iran to an international summit on the IS threat.

Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said the decisi on was "regrettable".
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