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Aug. 15: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near Sinjar

Release No: UNRELEASED Aug. 15, 2014 PRINT | E-MAIL

August 15, 2014
Release #20140817

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U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near Sinjar

TAMPA, Fla., August 15, 2014 — U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq today, with remotely piloted aircraft successfully conducting airstrikes on two armed vehicles south of the village of Sinjar.

After receiving reports from Kurdish forces that ISIL terrorists were attacking civilians in the village of Kawju, located south of the village of Sinjar, U.S. aircraft identified and followed an ISIL armed vehicle to a roadside area south of Sinjar. At approximately 10:10 a.m. EDT, U.S. aircraft struck and destroyed two vehicles in the area.

All aircraft exited the area safely.