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U.S. delivers humanitarian aid to civilians trapped near Amerli, Iraq 미군, 이라크

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And moving on to the crisis in Iraq... we hear now that the U.S. military has launched new airstrikes against Islamic State forces in the northern part of the country. This follows a series of military operations since a siege there began early last month. That′s right. The U.S. Defense Department said in a statement... that the operation was carried out at the request of the Iraqi government to support humanitarian efforts. The strike took place near the Mosul Dam... and the besieged Shiite town of Amerli in northern Iraq,... air dropping humanitarian aid to civilians trapped there. According to U.S. defenses, the strikes damaged several armed vehicles... while all aircraft exited the area safely. The U.S. Central Command has conducted some 1-hundred-20 air strikes across Iraq so far. Meanwhile, the UN human rights council is set to hold a special session... to debate demands for an emergency mission to Iraq... to investigate alleged atrocities by Islamic State militants. Diplomats from the council′s 46 member states will discuss a draft resolution... codemning alleged systematic violations and abuses of human rights.