U.S. forces attack militants in Iraq

By Alissa J. Rubin, Tim Arango and Helene Cooper New York Times News Service Published Aug 9, 2014 at 12:02AM
Khalid Mohammed / The Associated Press Kurdish peshmerga fighters detain a man suspected of being a militant for the Islamic State, as airstrikes target Islamic State militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq, Friday. The Iraqi Air Force has been carrying out strikes against the militants, and for the first time on Friday, U.S. war planes also directly targeted the group.