US airstrikes hit Islamic State vehicles in Iraq
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US airstrikes hit Islamic State vehicles in Iraq

Drone attacks destroy 2 armed cars south of town of Sinjar after Kurds report attack on village

An image made available by the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka News on June 13, 2014, allegedly shows Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants clashing with Iraqi soldiers at an undisclosed location close to the Iraqi-Syrian border, in the district of Sinjar, northwest Iraq. (photo credit: AFP/HO/Al-Baraka News)
An image made available by the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka News on June 13, 2014, allegedly shows Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants clashing with Iraqi soldiers at an undisclosed location close to the Iraqi-Syrian border, in the district of Sinjar, northwest Iraq. (photo credit: AFP/HO/Al-Baraka News)

WASHINGTON — Airstrikes from drones have destroyed two armed vehicles south of the Iraqi town of Sinjar, the latest American-led military actions against forces of the Islamic State group, US military officials said Friday.

In a statement Friday, US Central Command said Kurdish forces had reported that Islamic State militants were attacking civilians in the village of Kawju.

Officials say remotely piloted aircraft identified and then followed an armed vehicle to a roadside area near Sanjar and later struck and destroyed two vehicles in the area.

Meanwhile Friday, in response to the growing terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria, the UN Security Council imposed sanctions on six men for recruiting or financing foreign fighters and threatened additional sanctions against those supporting terrorist groups.

The UN’s most powerful body, in a resolution adopted unanimously, also demanded that the Islamic State extremist group and all al-Qaeda-linked groups end violence and disarm and disband immediately.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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