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White House Tight Lipped on Possible Air Strikes in Iraq

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Thursday (August 7) that the U.S. is not confirming if it is considering airstrikes to help religious and ethnic minorities trapped in Iraq by Islamic State fighters. The New York Times reported that U.S. President Barack Obama was considering airstrikes or humanitarian airdrops to help trapped religious minorities in Iraq. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest would not say if air strikes were being considered.

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