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Sept. 5: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL

Release No: UNRELEASED Sept. 5, 2014 PRINT | E-MAIL

September 5, 2014

Release #20140905
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 5, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using a mix of fighter, attack, bomber and unmanned aircraft to conduct four airstrikes Thursday and Friday in support of Mosul Dam and defense of Irbil operations.

In total, the strikes destroyed an ISIL observation post, one ISIL Humvee, one ISIL armed vehicle, one ISIL truck, and three ISIL mortar positions. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

The strikes were conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces that are acting in furtherance of these objectives.

U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 131 airstrikes across Iraq.