U.S. Airstrikes Help Iraqi Forces Break Islamic State Siege

(Washington Post) Abigail Hauslohner and Erin Cunningham - Iraqi troops and militias aided by U.S. airstrikes broke through a two-month siege of the town of Amerli on Sunday, opening up a humanitarian corridor to thousands of Shiite Turkmen who had been trapped by Sunni militants from the Islamic State. At least three of Iraq's most notorious Shiite militias, which fought U.S. forces and killed thousands of Sunni civilians during the U.S. occupation of Iraq, are playing a lead role in the ground offensive.

2014-09-01 00:00:00

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