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Sailors guide an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Gulf. Two F/A-18 aircraft from the carrier conducted an airstrike on Friday against Islamic State artillery used against Kurdish forces defending the city of Arbil in northern Iraq, a Pentagon spokesman said. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lorelei Vander Griend/U.S. Navy/Handout

U.S. bombs Islamic State: Attack follows Obama call to prevent Iraq ‘genocide’

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BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq  — 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.”

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