U.S. bombs Islamic State after Obama call to prevent Iraq 'genocide'




 
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August 9th, 2014  
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Topic: U.S. bombs Islamic State after Obama call to prevent Iraq 'genocide'


By Raheem Salman and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide". Islamic State fighters, who have beheaded and crucified captives in their drive to eradicate unbelievers, have advanced to within a half hour's drive of Arbil, capital of Iraq's Kurdish region and a hub for U.S. oil companies.




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