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Aug. 17: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near the Mosul Dam

By U.S. Central Command News Release

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Aug. 17, 2014 — August 17, 2014
Release #20140819

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U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near the Mosul Dam

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 17, 2014 — U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq Sunday, using a mix of fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted aircraft to successfully conduct airstrikes near the Mosul Dam.

U.S. Central Command conducted these strikes under authority to support humanitarian efforts in Iraq, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defense forces, who are working together to combat ISIL.

he 14 strikes conducted on Sunday in Iraq damaged or destroyed ten ISIL armed vehicles, seven ISIL Humvees, two ISIL armored personnel carriers, and one ISIL checkpoint.  These strikes followed the nine U.S. airstrikes announced Aug. 16 by U.S. Central Command.

All strike aircraft exited the strikes areas safely.