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Obama: Airstrikes Having An Impact In Iraq

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama claims targeted airstrikes are having an impact against Islamic militant targets in northern Iraq.
In a statement on the South Lawn of the White House Saturday, the President called the militants terrorists. He said he authorized the limited airstrikes to protect U.S. personnel and facilities around Erbil. Obama also said humanitarian airdrops will continue to aid thousands of stranded Iraqis on a mountain. The refugees got trapped after fleeing a militant surge. Obama also repeated a call to Iraqi leaders to take steps to form a more unified and inclusive government.

President Obama says the military is focused on northern Iraq, but the threat is widespread. President Obama says he's not setting any specific time limit on U.S. airstrikes against ISIS. President Obama says it will take an international effort to rescue thousands of Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain top. President Obama called on Iraqi leaders to take steps to form a more unified and inclusive government.. Play Clip

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