Sept. 9, 2014 —
September 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 9, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq using a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct five airstrikes Monday and Tuesday in support of Iraqi Security Forces and Sunni tribes protecting the Haditha Dam.
In total, the strikes destroyed or damaged eight ISIL armed vehicles, two of which were transporting anti-aircraft artillery; five ISIL vehicles, and one ISIL transport vehicle. 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 153 airstrikes across Iraq.