Aug. 17, 2014 —
August 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL near Mosul Dam
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 17, 2014 — U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq Sunday, using fighter and attack aircraft to successfully conduct airstrikes near Mosul Dam.
The strikes destroyed three ISIL armed vehicles, an ISIL vehicle-mounted anti-aircraft artillery gun, an ISIL checkpoint and an IED emplacement.
All strike aircraft exited the strike area safely.
These strikes were conducted under authority to support Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defense forces as they work together to combat ISIL, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts there.