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Aug. 12: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrike Against ISIL North of Sinjar

Release No: UNRELEASED Aug. 12, 2014 PRINT | E-MAIL

August 12, 2014

RELEASE #20140811
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.