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Kurdish officials reported that he U.S. on Thursday night bombed ISIS targets in northern Iraq in an attempt to help free residents of two Kurdish towns seized by the insurgents, according to the New York Times.
Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby quickly denied the report.
Press reports that US has conducted airstrikes in Iraq completely false. No such action taken.
— Rear Adm. John Kirby (@PentagonPresSec) August 7, 2014
According to the Times, Kurdish television reported the bombings Thursday night.
ABC News reported that the U.S. is sending cargo planes with humanitarian supplies to drop to Iraqi citizens trapped in the towns seized by the insurgents.
The Pentagon also denied the reports of air drops.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) August 7, 2014
The White House said earlier on Thursday that President Obama was considering strikes to aid the thousands trapped by the ISIS insurgents.