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NEWS | Aug. 16, 2014

U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near Irbil, the Mosul Dam

By U.S. Central Command News Release

August 16, 2014

Release #20140818
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 16, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq Saturday (Iraq time), with a mix of fighter and remotely piloted aircraft successfully conducting airstrikes near Irbil and the Mosul Dam.

U.S. Central Command conducted these strikes under authority to support humanitarian efforts in Iraq, as well as to protect U.S. personnel and facilities.

The nine airstrikes conducted thus far destroyed or damaged four armored personnel carriers, seven armed vehicles, two Humvees and an armored vehicle.

All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.