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Aug. 22: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL near Mosul Dam

By U.S. Central Command News Release

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Aug. 22, 2014 — August 22, 2014
Release #20140826

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U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL near Mosul Dam

TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi Security Force operations, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct three airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam.

The strikes destroyed two ISIL armed vehicles and a machine gun emplacement that was firing on Iraqi forces. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.

These strikes were conducted under authority to support Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defense force operations, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts.

Since Aug. 8, U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 93 airstrikes across Iraq