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Aug 27: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near Irbil and Mosul Dam

By U.S. Central Command News Release

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Aug. 27, 2014 — August 27, 2014

Release #20140830
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 27, 2014 -- U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter, attack, and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct three airstrikes in the vicinity of Irbil and the Mosul Dam.

The strikes destroyed an ISIL Humvee, a supply truck, three armored vehicles, and severely damaged an ISIL building. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

The strikes were 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 101 airstrikes across Iraq.