U.S. considers 'other military options' in Iraq

(CNN) -- The United States is considering "other military options" beyond air drops to aid minorities trapped by fighting in northern Iraq, U.S. officials tell CNN.

The Obama administration is talking with officials in Baghdad and Erbil and is looking at options to provide humanitarian support, including but not limited to Iraqi government air drops, one official said.

A senior State Department official said the United States also is weighing opening a humanitarian corridor, providing support to Kurdish and Iraqi forces.

That official stressed the administration is not considering using American ground forces, but the New York Times reports that the possibility of airstrikes is being discussed.



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