Contact Us

Obama: U.S. Aircraft Positioned To Strike In Northern Iraq

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Obama says U.S. aircraft are positioned to strike any ISIS forces that threaten Erbil in Northern Iraq.

In a statement from Martha’s Vineyard, Obama said some of the Iraqis who were trapped by ISIS fighters on Mount Sinjar have been able to escape their situation. He noted that Kurdish forces in Erbil are receiving advice and assistance in their fight to defend the region and humanitarian operations continue.

Obama noted some progress in Iraq’s political situation and urged leaders there to continue efforts to form an inclusive government. Obama said he and Vice President Joe Biden spoke with the man chosen to become Iraq’s new prime minister.

However, current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki remarked earlier that the Iraqi president’s decision to name his replacement violated Iraq’s constitution, and quote, “we will fix the mistake.”  (Metro Networks, Inc.)

More From WBSM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbsm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!