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Sept. 24: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL in Iraq and Syria

By U.S. Central Command News Release

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September 24, 2014
Release #20140928

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 24, 2014 — U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria, using a mix of attack, bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes Tuesday and today.

Two airstrikes west of Baghdad destroyed two ISIL armed vehicles and a weapons cache. Two airstrikes southeast of Irbil destroyed ISIL fighting positions. A fifth airstrike damaged eight ISIL vehicles in Syria northwest of Al Qa'im. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

The strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL.

To date, U.S. Central Command has conducted 198 airstrikes across Iraq against ISIL. Along with partner nations, U.S. Central Command has also conducted 20 airstrikes across Syria against ISIL.