The Iraq war in pictures

POSTED: 12:08 PM PDT Mar 18, 2013    UPDATED: 10:23 PM PDT Aug 07, 2014 

Look back at more than a decade of war in Iraq, which is now once again the target of U.S. airstrikes.

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In August 2014, President Barack Obama announced that U.S. airstrikes had begun on Islamic militants after the group had advanced toward what Obama called U.S. interests in northern Iraq. Humanitarian aid drops were also underway to the ethnic Yazidis stranded in the northern mountains by the Islamic group's military siege.


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