HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 529-0220
August 10, 2014
FOR IMEMDIATE RELEASE
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.