ISIS truck and artillery 'destroyed'
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby has just been giving details of this morning's attacks to CNN's Ashleigh Banfield.
We know we hit the artillery piece and the truck that was towing it with great success, completely destroyed it.
He said the artillery had only recently been moved into place and had started firing on Kurdish forces.
Kirby also outlined what could happen next, in Irbil -- where the U.S. has an operations center and a consulate -- and elsewhere:
"The President's authorization is very clear: We're authorized to do what we need to do to protect U.S. personnel and facilities and to assist the Iraqi security forces as they take the fight to [ISIS] in the Mount Sinjar region, where those refugees that we supplied last night are holding up. That's where we are going to be focused.
"As the President said, that could even include areas down in and around Baghdad where, again, we have a not insignificant American presence.
"So I can't tell you with any specificity that yes, there will be another strike, or when that will be, but we've got the authorization to do it and Central Command Commander, Gen. [Lloyd] Austin, if and when he deems appropriate and fit to do it, he will do it."
Kirby added that the other side of the U.S. operation -- humanitarian air drops -- was also working with more than 60 of the 72 bundles of food and water reaching the besieged Iraqis who needed them.