The United States launched another round of air strikes Sunday against Islamic militants in Iraq, destroying several armed vehicles, according to the Defense Department.
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The five attacks by U.S. fighter jets and drones destroyed four armed Islamic State vehicles — starting with one that was firing on Kurdish forces near the city of Irbil.

The U.S. military said the air strikes took place from about 2:15 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. EDT Sunday.

President Obama ordered the strikes to protect U.S. personnel and religious minorities facing a possible “genocide” in northern Iraq.