US launches airstrikes into Iraq, Hagel says US able to effectively target Islamic militants

  • by: LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 8, 2014 - 8:40 AM

NEW DELHI — The U.S. launched its first airstrikes into Iraq Friday as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned the U.S. military has enough intelligence to clearly single out and hit Islamic militants if they threaten U.S. interests or the thousands of refugees who fled to a mountaintop.

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