Baghdad: The United States has carried out air-strikes in Iraq in support of troops who were engaged in the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants.
It said that the proposed air strikes were near Mount Sinjar and South-West of Baghdad.
The attacks on IS militants were fresh as part of the expanded programs designed by US President Barack Obama.
However, Iraq has criticized the US decision not to invite Iran for the international summit to seek global support for the fight against the IS threat.
Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has referred the decision as “regrettable”.
Thirty countries have expressed their willingness to join a US-led alliance to be organized in Paris during the summit.
The IS militant group, which originated in Syria, have diversified their activities through parts of western as well as northern Iraq in recent months and now a large areas of both the countries are under their control.
The current air-strikes are expected to reduce their domination in the areas.
Video on US airstrikes against IS militants