UPDATE: The New York Times is now reporting that the Pentagon denies that it was America performing the airstrikes:
The Pentagon firmly denied that American forces had begun a bombing campaign. But Pentagon officials said it was possible that allies of the United States, either the Iraqi or Turkish militaries, had conducted the bombing.
US forces has now bombed at least 2 targets in northern Iraq, targeting ISIS forces:
NY TIMES – American military forces bombed at least two targets in northern Iraq on Thursday night to rout Islamist insurgents who have trapped tens of thousands of religious minorities in Kurdish areas, Kurdish officials said.
Word of the bombings, reported on Kurdish television from the city of Erbil, came as President Obama was preparing to make a statement in Washington.
Kurdish officials said the bombings targeted fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria who had seized two towns, Gwer and Mahmour. Residents who had fled those areas by car were heard honking their horns in approval.
Here’s a tweet I found:
— Sean Aitken (@SeanAAitken) August 7, 2014
Now we just need to keep it up until ISIS is in a wheelchair. Of course, since there is no military solution to the problems of Iraq, it’s doubtful this will extend past trying to free these trapped people.