Sept. 19: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL in Iraq
By U.S. Central Command News Release
Sept. 19, 2014 —
September 19, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter aircraft to conduct two airstrikes Thursday and Friday.
One airstrike southeast of Baghdad destroyed a boat on the Euphrates River conducting resupply of ISIL forces. The second strike occurred southwest of Baghdad and struck a small ISIL ground unit. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
These strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL.
U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 178 airstrikes across Iraq.