Washington: US President Barack Obama said that he has authorized air strikes against Islamic militants in northern Iraq who threaten US interests and slaughter religious minorities.
However, he is not thinking to send back the US troops to Iraq.
According to him it is not ideal for the US to intervene every time there is a crisis in the world.
He said that the US air strikes would target IS fighters and militants’ convoys which move toward Irbil, where there is a significant presence of US diplomats and military advisers, or threaten Baghdad.
The US has already made humanitarian air drops to Iraqi natives even under threat from Islamic State (IS) militants.
The Islamic State has recently seized Qaraqosh, Iraq’s biggest Christian town, prompting residents to flee.
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