Obama sanctions airstrikes in Northern Iraq
United States President Barack Obama has sanctioned airstrikes in Northern Iraq against the Islamic State fighters to avoid a possible 'genocide'.
According to Stuff.co.nz, Obama said that he allowed use of American air power to protect American workforce in the Kurdish capital Arbil.
The U.S., after withdrawing its forces from Iraq at the end of 2011, did not intend to get involvesd into a war again, said Obama. He added that the Iraqi government had requested help from the Unites States.
Obama authorized airstrikes amid fears of a humanitarian disaster that has forced thousands of Iraqi minority Yazidis sect to flee from their homes to Sinjar mountain where they are reportedly stranded.
Many Iraqi Chritains have also escaped from their homes.
According to reports, many Iraqis are trapped on a Mountain near Mosul due to violence.
(Posted on 08-08-2014)