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U.S. Targets ISIS With More Airstrikes

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter learns how to maintain a machine gun at a training camp in Irbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on January 12, 2015. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)
A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter learns how to maintain a machine gun at a training camp in Irbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on January 12, 2015. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

The American military and its partner nations continue to conduct airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Iraq and Syria. Officials say the strikes have killed ISIS fighters and destroyed some of their positions.

Meantime, on the ground, some of the heaviest fighting of the conflict so far has been taking place around Irbil in northern Iraq.

Mitchell Prothero, Iraq bureau chief for McClatchy, joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson from Irbil with details.

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