US Airstrikes in Iraq Destroy ISIS Targets, Push Militant Group Back

President Obama's decision to get involved in the Iraq conflict moves forward with initially successful strikes.
2:00 | 08/11/14

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Transcript for US Airstrikes in Iraq Destroy ISIS Targets, Push Militant Group Back
Appreciate it. And the crisis in Iraq, U.S. Fighter jets and drones launching air strikes against militant extremists over the weekend. Driving key targets back from towns. And Martha Raddatz has the latest. Good morning. Good morning. Lots of significant movement overnight, some U.S. Personnel moved out of northern Iraq. But at the same time word that kurdish forces have taken back two key towns from those islamic militants. Those U.S. Air strikes from fighter jets launched off the the uss bush to arm drones launching hellfire missiles appear to be paying off. Terrorist artillery, trucks and convoys all targeted and destr destroyed. It appears to have given pause to the islamic extremists as they seek to advance. Reporter: And reports this morning that the U.S. Is now shipping military arms directly to kurdish forces to help fight off those extremists. But the U.S. Is taking no chances with American personnel. Announcing last night that some diplomatic personnel at the U.S. Consulate in erbil have been moved out to the safety of Jordan or basra in the south. Government officials saying the move is temporary and will not effect operations in erbil. And on that mountain top where tens of thousands remain stranded, the U.S. Aid continues to come. With mass I have air drops and the news that some of those who have been trapped have managed to escape. But that humanitarian crisis is far from over. In the coming days, fighting around erbil will likely intensify as Isis terrorists try to regroup. And Iraq's prime minister now defiantly demanding another term in office which does not please American officials.

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