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US drone attacks Iraq militant mortar position
US drone said to attack, destroy mortar position threatening evacuation of Iraqi civilians
By The Associated Press
Associated Press
2014-08-12 11:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military officials say an armed American drone has attacked and destroyed a mortar position of Islamic militants in northern Iraq.

The U.S. Central Command issued a brief statement saying the Tuesday attack targeted a mortar position that was firing on members of the Kurdish militia who were defending civilians attempting to evacuate the Sinjar area.

No other details were provided.

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