The Iraq war in pictures

Published On: Mar 18 2013 02:08:23 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 08 2014 12:23:26 AM CDT

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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