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U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL near Irbil

Release No: UNRELEASED Aug. 10, 2014 PRINT | E-MAIL

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August 10, 2014
Release #20140805

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U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL near Irbil

TAMPA, Fla. –U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq today, successfully conducting multiple airstrikes from a mix of fighters and remotely piloted vehicles to defend Kurdish forces near Irbil, where U.S. personnel and citizens are located.

At approximately 2:15 a.m. EDT, U.S. aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL armed truck that was firing on Kurdish forces located in the approaches to Irbil. After the strike, U.S. force monitored the movement of a second ISIL armed truck away from the vicinity of the strike, subsequently striking and destroying it at approximately 2:45 a.m. EDT.

At approximately 3:40 a.m. EDT, U.S aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL mortar position, destroying it and damaging a nearby ISIL armed truck.

Following that, at approximately 5:45 a.m. EDT, U.S. aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL armed truck.

U.S. aircraft conducted another strike on an ISIL armed vehicle at approximately 7:25 a.m. EDT, damaging the vehicle.

All aircraft exited the strikes areas safely.

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