Obama said the Iraq’s security forces needed help from the US and the international partners to succeed.
Defence Sec. Chuck Hagel said that “ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen”.
United States stressed its readiness to fully support a new and inclusive government in Iraq’s fight against the ISIL.
The C-17 and three C-130 cargo aircraft together dropped a total of 88 bundles of supplies.
The humanitarian mission is being conducted at the direction of President Barack Obama.
US strongly condemns the terrorist group ISIL’s systematic persecution of ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq.
The repercussions of ISIL’s call have been felt in Thane district.
Any decision that US President makes about military actions in Iraq will be focused on its core national security interests, said Earnest.
The two leaders agreed to continue to consult closely on regional developments,” the White House said.
“If you have an interest in reducing tensions inside of Iraq, then encourage inclusive governance, said US.
Obama said that this force will remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed.
Group says wants to erase borders cross region; Analysts split on influence of renamed Islamic State.
Militants deny govt claim, assert victory over forces in southern parts.
The Pentagon confirmed that among the manned and unmanned US aircraft flying over Iraq to carry out surveillance, some were carrying bombs and missiles.
The rights group located two of the trenches filled with bodies by cross-checking against ground features and landmarks in the photographs released by ISIL.