Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand guard as smoke rises after airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Iraqi Air Force has been carrying out strikes against the militants, and for the first time on Friday, U.S. war planes have directly targeted the extremist Islamic State group, which controls large areas of Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)How lengthy will American airstrikes pummel opponents belonging to the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)? The White House talked about Friday that the mission is open-ended alternatively again and again promised that it is going to now not be “extended.”

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