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U.S. airdrops food aid to Iraqis trapped after fleeing militants
U.S. airdrops food aid to Iraqis trapped after fleeing militants

U.S. cargo planes escorted by fighter jets dropped food, water and other supplies Thursday for tens of thousands of people who fled an advance by Sunni militant fighters in northern Iraq and are stranded on a barren mountain in danger of starvation, U.S. officials said. The airdrops, intended to stave off what White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest described as a potential "humanitarian catastrophe," marked another step by the Obama administration back into Iraq, less than three years after the last U.S. combat troops left the country. President Obama has also been considering airstrikes against fighters of the militant Islamic State, but administration officials said no U.S....

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