NEWS | Aug. 14, 2014

U.S. Military Conducts Airstrike Against ISIL Northwest of Irbil (corrected)

By U.S. Central Command News Release

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 14, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq today, with a mix of fighter and remotely piloted aircraft successfully conducting airstrikes on two ISIL-armed vehicles and an ISIL-operated mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle northwest of Irbil.

At approximately 11:05 a.m. EDT, U.S. aircraft struck and destroyed the first of two armed vehicles, after following them from a position where they had been firing on nearby Kurdish forces. At 11:07 a.m. EDT, U.S. aircraft struck and destroyed the second armed vehicle.

At approximately 11:40 a.m. EDT, U.S. aircraft struck an MRAP, located near the site of the previous strikes against the two armed vehicles. After initial assessment, U.S. aircraft returned at approximately 12:55 p.m. EDT and destroyed the MRAP.

All aircraft exited the strike area safely.

[corrected to "northwest" 15 August]