President Obama Refuses to Put Time Limit on ISIS Strikes

US military's latest mission in Iraq is aimed at protecting American personnel in the region.
2:04 | 08/10/14

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Now to the latest on the new American military mission in Iraq, president Obama refusing to put a time limit on the air strikes targeting Isis militants. Martha Raddatz has the very latest from Washington. Good morning, Martha. Reporter: Good morning, Paula. Since the president authorized those air strikes, they have been launching them every day relebtlessly. Overnight, new information emerging about new air strikes against Iraqi militants. 11:20 A.M. Eastern time, a combination of fighter jets and drones destroy an Isis personnel carrier. 20 minutes later, U.S. Aircraft strike three more targets. Follow-up strike destroying another. At 3:00, the final target of the day was demolished again. Near sindjar. This morning, we're also learning more about the president's struggle with the decision to intervene in Iraq, a war he's been a opposed for more than a decade. Politically reporting, the president met with his national security advisers three times inless than 24 hours this week considering every option. This morning, thousands of Iraqis remain trapped on a desert mountain for a week, surrounded by Isis fighters, U.S. Cargo jets delivering more than 3800 gallons of water and 16,000 meals. Innocent families are faced with a horrible choice, descend a mountain and die. Reporter: People have been able to leave the mountain but there's still tens of thousands still up there. All right, Martha, thank you. Martha hosts "This week" later this morning. They'll be discussing America's return to combat options in Iraq.

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