08/07/2014 12:09 pm ET Updated Aug 07, 2014

Report: Obama Weighs Military Strikes To Aid Trapped Iraqis

WASHINGTON — President Obama is considering airstrikes or airdrops of food and medicine to address a humanitarian crisis among as many as 40,000 religious minorities in Iraq who have been dying of heat and thirst on a mountaintop after death threats from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, administration officials said on Thursday.

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