NEWS | Sept. 17, 2014

U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL in Iraq

By U.S. Central Command News Release

September 17, 2014

Release #20140918

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 17, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq using a mix of fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes Tuesday and Wednesday.

In total, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle northwest of the Haditha Dam, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL armed vehicles northwest of Irbil, and four airstrikes southwest of Baghdad destroyed several small ISIL ground units and a small boat on the Euphrates River that was re-supplying ISIL forces in the area. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

These strikes were conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and help Iraqi forces on the offensive against ISIL terrorists.

U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 174 airstrikes across Iraq.