NEWS | Sept. 6, 2014

Sept. 6: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes in Support of Defense of Irbil Operations

By U.S. Central Command News Release

September 6, 2014

Release #20140906

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 6, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct two airstrikes Friday and Saturday in support of Defense of Irbil operations.

The strikes destroyed four ISIL Humvees, one ISIL armored personnel carrier, and two ISIL trucks, one of which carried a mounted machine gun; one ISIL Humvee and one ISIL truck were also damaged in the strikes. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

The strikes were conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces that are acting in furtherance of these objectives.

U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 133 airstrikes across Iraq.