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Air strikes against Islamic State (ISIS) effective, says US

  • Air strikes against ISIS militants in Iraq are proving to be effective, the US secretary of defense Chuck Hagel has said, adding that America was continually monitoring the situation.

    President Barack Obama had ordered air-drops of food and water for refugees stranded on Mount Sinjar and air-strikes against Sunni militant groups who have been seizing more territory in recent weeks. 

    “The Iraqi government requested our help and assistance and we will continue to consider further requests from the Iraqi government,” Hagel said.

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