US conducts airstrikes, drops aid in Iraq

Posted at 10:53 PM, Aug 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-30 22:53:22-04

AMIRLI, Iraq (CNN) – The United States carried out humanitarian airdrops to the Iraqi town of Amirli, where thousands of minority Shiite Turkmen have been surrounded and cut off by ISIS fighters, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said Saturday.

The U.S. military also conducted “coordinated airstrikes” against ISIS targets as part of an effort to support the humanitarian assistance operation, he said.

Australia, France and the UK also participated in the aid drop.