There was a U.S. airstrike southwest of Baghdad today, a new area of operations for U.S. fighter aircraft, ABC News has learned.
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But this isn't an indicator of expanded airstrikes in Iraq, a U.S. official told ABC News.
An aircraft was re-directed and conducted a strike to support the Iraqi ground troops, the official said.
The U.S. Central Command, or CentComm, is expected to detail the attack later today.