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NEWS | Sept. 7, 2014

Sept. 7: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL

By U.S. Central Command News Release

September 7, 2014

Release #20140908
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 7, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using a mix of attack, bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes Sunday in support of Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribes protecting the Haditha Dam.

The strikes destroyed four ISIL Humvees, four ISIL armed vehicles, two which were carrying antiaircraft artillery; one ISIL fighting position, one ISIL command post, and one ISIL defensive fighting position. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

The strikes were conducted at the request of the government of Iraq, 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 143 airstrikes across Iraq.