President Barack Obama also authorized air strikes to stop Isis terrorists if they move to attack refugees or American personnel in the area.
A Senior Iraqi military official says the Iraqi air force has flown multiple attacks against suspected Isis targets.
They also say no United States fighter jets have been involved in these attacks, but the U.S. has been sharing intelligence.
Obama said we can't turn a blind eye to potential genocide, but that he also will not send ground troops into Iraq.
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