Editor’s Note: The BBC reported this story from the front lines of Northern Iraq.
The US has carried out airstrikes in Iraq in support of troops who were being attacked by Islamic State (IS) fighters, the US military has said.
The attacks took place on Sunday and Monday near Mount Sinjar and south-west of Baghdad.
They were the first made as part of expanded efforts outlined by US President Barack Obama last week.
Meanwhile, Iraq has criticized the decision not to invite Iran to an international summit on the IS threat.
Read the rest of the report here.