Sept. 18: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL in Iraq
By U.S. Central Command News Release
Sept. 18, 2014 —
September 18, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla. - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct two airstrikes Wednesday and Thursday.
In total, one airstrike near an ISIL training camp southeast of Mosul destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle, two ISIL-occupied buildings and a large ISIL ground unit. Another airstrike southeast of Baghdad damaged an ISIL ammunition stockpile. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
These strikes were conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and assist Iraqi forces in their offensive against ISIL terrorists.
U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 176 airstrikes across Iraq.