U.S. air power aids retaking of Iraqi town
American jets clear a path for militias to break siege
Posted: September 1, 2014 at 3:25 a.m.
BAGHDAD -- A coalition of Shiite militias, regular Iraqi army units and Kurdish forces, backed by U.S. air power, on Sunday broke a long siege of Amirli, a town in northern Iraq that for weeks had been surrounded by Sunni extremists who threatened to slaughter thousands of Shiite residents.
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