BREAKING: Kurdish officials are reporting US has conducted airstrikes in Iraq against IS militants

by The Daily Lede

Reports have been circulating of F-16 air attacks in Iraq on IS positions.  Some have said that they witnessed Turkish fighters entering Iraqi airspace earlier today.  Turkish officials have denied such actions.

The Deputy Head of the Defense Ministry for Kurdish forces claims that US forces have struck several IS units in Iraq.  The Pentagon has just released a statement denying any airstrikes by US forces on IS positions in Iraq.

Moments ago General Martin Dempsey of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was seen leaving the White House and there are reports that President Obama is set to make a statement later this evening.