Aug. 26: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near Irbil
By U.S. Central Command News Release
Aug. 26, 2014 —
August 26, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 26, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using attack aircraft to conduct two airstrikes in the vicinity of Irbil.
The two strikes destroyed two ISIL armed vehicles and damaged another near Irbil. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.
This strike was 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.
Since Aug. 8, U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 98 airstrikes across Iraq.