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US drone attacks Iraq militant mortar position

An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter takes position on the front line in Bashiqa, a town 13 kilometers north-east of Mosul August 12, 2014. (AFP Photo/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

WASHINGTON: U.S. military officials said an armed American drone has attacked and destroyed a mortar position of Islamist militants in northern Iraq.

The U.S. Central Command issued a brief statement saying the Tuesday attack targeted a mortar position that was firing on members of the Kurdish militia who were defending civilians attempting to evacuate the Sinjar area.

No other details were provided.

 

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