QUICK LINKS:

US airstrikes hit militants' vehicles near Sinjar

Created: 08/16/2014 2:41 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

U.S. military officials say airstrikes from drones have destroyed two armed vehicles south of the Iraqi town of Sinjar, the latest American-led military actions against forces of the Islamic State group.

In a statement Friday, U.S. Central Command said Kurdish forces had reported that Islamic State militants were attacking civilians in the village of Kawju.

Officials say remotely piloted aircraft identified and then followed an armed vehicle to a roadside area near Sanjar and later struck and destroyed two vehicles in the area.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Rochester

Overcast
56°
65° | 53°
  • Feels like: 56° F
  • Wind: WNW 6mph
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Wed More sun than clouds
    67° | 45°
  • Thu Partly cloudy
    60° | 49°
  • Fri A few clouds
    67° | 38°
  • Sat Scattered thunderstorms
    74° | 53°