Second Wave of US Airstrikes Hits Iraq

Again against Islamic State


U.S. warplanes made a second wave of airstrikes Friday in northern Iraq Friday against the militants who have besieged a religious group and threatened the city of Irbil, the Associated Press reported.

The news service quoted an anonymous official in New Delhi, India, where Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had been traveling. The attacks followed the first strikes that were announced Friday morning.

The Pentagon said the morning strikes involved two FA-18 fighter-attack planes dropped 500-pound, laser-guided munitions on a mobile artillery place near Irbil, the capital of the Kurdish region.