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Sept. 25: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL in Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Sept. 25, 2014 PRINT | E-MAIL

September 25, 2014

RELEASE #20140931
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 25, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using a mix of attack, bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct eleven airstrikes Wednesday and today.

One airstrike west of Irbil struck ISIL fighters and damaged an ISIL armed vehicle. Five airstrikes south of Kirkuk struck ISIL fighters, destroyed an ISIL tank, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL Humvee, and damaged two ISIL armed vehicles. Five airstrikes west of Baghdad destroyed an ISIL Humvee, four checkpoints, a fighting position, two guard towers, and a command post.

The strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL.