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President Obama's remarks on airstrikes and humanitarian efforts in Iraq

The White House has released the following transcript of President Obama's remarks on Saturday. Statement by the president on Iraq South Lawn 10:30 a.m. EDT Good morning. Over the past two days, American pilots and crews have served with courage and skill in the skies over Iraq. First, American forces have conducted targeted airstrikes against terrorist forces outside the city of Erbil to prevent them from advancing on the city and to protect our American diplomats and military personnel. So far, these strikes have successfully destroyed arms and equipment that ISIL terrorists could have used against Erbil. Meanwhile, Kurdish forces on the ground continue to defend the city,...

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