U.S. pounds militant targets in Iraq

2 rounds of bombings hit outside Kurdish city Irbil

Posted: August 9, 2014 at 3:41 a.m.

Kurdish peshmerga fighters take cover Friday during airstrikes on Islamic militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside Irbil in northern Iraq.

The United States on Friday afternoon launched a second round of airstrikes on Sunni militants in northern Iraq, sending four Navy fighter jets to strike eight targets around Irbil, Pentagon officials said.

A map showing the location of U. S. forces air strikes targeting extremists in Iraq.

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