Obama Notifies Congress of Iraq Strikes


obamaPresident Obama formally notified Congress on Monday that he authorized air strikes to free the Iraqi city of Amerli, which had been under a two-month ISIS¬†siege. Iraqi forces with Shi’ite militias were able to break through the ISIS blockade on Sunday with the help of US air strikes. The US also used the strikes to provide humanitarian aid.

“This operation is consistent with the military missions we have outlined to date in Iraq – to protect U.S. personnel and facilities and to address the humanitarian situation on the ground,” said National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden in a statement. Under the the War Powers Resolution, Obama has to notify Congress of authorizing such a strike.¬†Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}