STREAM FOX 17 NEWS

STREAM FOX 17 NEWS

  • WATCH NOW!

    10/23/14 07:15:12 AM

    We are LIVE at Percy Priest Lake after a father has gone missing after fishing on his boat. We are also tracking major delays on I-24 WB affecting commuters coming into town from Smyrna, LaVergne and Antioch. Also, there will be a partial solar eclipse today, but don't look directly. WATCH LIVE NOW click here for more

WZTV - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

U.S. Launches Airstrikes on Iraq

Stream WZTV Fox 17 Newscasts LIVE starting with Fox 17 This Morning at 4:30am and News at 9pm.

FOX NEWS- U.S. military aircraft have launched a "targeted" airstrike against Islamic militants in Iraq, the Pentagon said Friday. 


The strike comes after President Obama announced late Thursday that he has authorized limited military action to defend American personnel in the region and to protect civilians stuck on a mountain outside the city of Sinjar. 

ALSO SEE: Ebola Outbreak Declared International Emergency

The Pentagon said the military conducted the strike at 6:45 a.m. ET, against terrorists with the Islamic State (IS), the group formerly known as ISIS. Two F-18 aircraft dropped "500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece" near the city of Irbil, after IS was using the artillery to shell Kurdish forces defending the city where U.S. personnel are located, the Pentagon said.



Follow us on Twitter @wztv_fox17 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates.