US jets strike Isis to help Iraqi military

Ground crew for U.S. Marine F18's goes through the final process of arming the aircraft prior to their missions over Iraq March 22, 2003. The United States and Britain unleashed their first daylight air strikes on Baghdad on Saturday after pounding it with a fearsome night blitz. - RTXLUSQ

First attacks in direct support of Baghdad’s troops

Analysis

June 2014 - Iraq: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), release images purported to show scores of captured Iraqi soldiers being killed. The images show masked fighters loading the captives on trucks before forcing them to lie face-down in a shallow ditch with their arms tied behind their backs. The final pictures show bodies soaked in blood after being shot. (POLARIS) / eyevine For further information please contact eyevine tel: +44 (0) 20 8709 8709 e-mail: info@eyevine.com www.eyevine.com ©Eyevine
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