Map of U.S. airstrikes in Northern Iraq

U.S. military jets carried out two airstrikes Friday on Islamist State extremist group in Northern Iraq. The F-18 combat aircraft targeted artillery being used by the militants near Makmour, against Kurdish forces defending Irbil. Read related story.

SOURCE: The Institute for the Study of War, The Long War Journal, CIA World Factbook | THE WASHINGTON POST August 7, 2014
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