|U.S. military conducts airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq|
U.S. Central Command Media Release
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
August 9, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq today, successfully conducting four airstrikes to defend Yazidi civilians being indiscriminately attacked by ISIL near Sinjar.
At approximately 11:20 a.m. EDT, a mix of U.S. fighters and remotely piloted aircraft struck one of two ISIL armored personnel carriers firing on Yazidi civilians near Sinjar, destroying the APC. After the strike, U.S. forces monitored movement of the second ISIL APC from the vicinity, and subsequently located two ISIL APCs and an armed truck nearby.
At approximately 11:40 a.m. EDT, U.S. aircraft struck the two ISIL APCs and armed truck. After the initial strike, U.S. aircraft conducted a follow-up strike on one APC. All indications are that the strikes were successful in destroying their intended targets.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. EDT, U.S. aircraft located and struck another APC in the area of Sinjar. All indications are that this strike was also successful in destroying the APC. All aircraft safely exited the area.