U.S. Increases Military Action in Iraq
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. is ramping up military action in Iraq. The United States military is firing off more air strikes against ISIS, also known as ISIL, militants.
Troops are using armed drones and fighter jets to drop bombs on fighters. Warplanes are also targeting ISIS convoys. President Obama says there will be no U.S. troops on the ground.
"There's not an American military solution that can solve this problem. But when America's core interests are at play here, when there are core interests, the United States is going to protect," said Marie Harf, Deputy State Dept. Spokesperson.
Muslim extremists now control northern and western Iraq. The U.S. is also dropping humanitarian aid for people trying to escape the violence.