August 24, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 24, 2014 -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of
Iraqi security force operations, using attack and remotely-piloted
aircraft to conduct two airstrikes in the vicinity of Irbil and Mosul
One strike destroyed an ISIL humvee near the Mosul Dam and
the other strike destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle near Irbil. All
aircraft exited the strike area safely.
These 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.
Aug. 8, U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 96 airstrikes
across Iraq. Of those, 62 have been in support of Iraqi forces near the