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Aug. 23: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrike Against ISIL Near Mosul Dam

By U.S. Central Command News Release

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Aug. 23, 2014 — August 23, 2014
Release #20140827

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U.S. Military Conducts Airstrike 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 aircraft to conduct an airstrike in the vicinity of Mosul Dam.

The strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle and all aircraft exited the strike area safely.

This strike was conducted under authority to support Iraqi security force 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 94 airstrikes across Iraq.  Of those, 61 have been in support of Iraqi forces near the Mosul Dam.