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Iraq / ISIS Crisis / Erbil #1070269

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 08, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A second wave of US air strikes against ISIS militants near Erbil, Iraq, introduced.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Pentagon: Barbara Starr) Three US air strikes against ISIS artillery/mortar positions to stop the advance on Erbil with ISIS fighting like an army taking ground and holding ground and the status of air drops of supplies to the people on the mountain discussed; scenes shown from the mountain.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Erbil: Ivan Watson) The Kurdish support of air strike to protect Erbil and the help for those stranded on the mountain where people are dying discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) [Last night, President OBAMA - says we will not fight in Iraq.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Jim Sciutto) The Obama objectives of protecting the people on the mountain and protect Americans in Erbil and Baghdad from the ISIS advance so it now controls 40 percent of the country of Iraq, the issue of "mission creep" in Iraq for the US role discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) [Representative Peter KING - questions Obama policy.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The initial round of air strikes, the issue of whether there is a longer strategy for dealing with ISIS events in Iraq, the role of US advisers in Iraq discussed.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Starr, Barbara;
Watson, Ivan;
Sciutto, Jim;
Acosta, Jim
Duration:
00:14:50

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