Sept. 7, 2014 —
September 7, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 7, 2014 - At the request of the government of Iraq, U.S. military forces attacked ISIL terrorists near Haditha in Anbar province in support of Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribes protecting the Haditha dam.
A mix of fighter and bomber aircraft conducted four airstrikes Saturday. In total, the strikes destroyed five ISIL Humvees, one ISIL armed vehicle, an ISIL checkpoint and also damaged an ISIL bunker. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
Additionally, an attack aircraft conducted one airstrike against ISIL near Mosul Dam on Saturday in support of Iraqi security forces protecting Mosul Dam. The strike damaged an ISIL Humvee. The aircraft exited the strike area safely.
These 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 138 airstrikes across Iraq.