August 12, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 — U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq today, successfully conducting an airstrike on an ISIL mortar position north of Sinjar.
At approximately 7:55 a.m. EDT, U.S. remotely piloted aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL mortar position that was firing on Kurdish forces defending internally displaced Yazidi civilians who were attempting to evacuate.
All aircraft exited the strike area safely.