September 24, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 24, 2014 — U.S. military forces
continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria, using a mix of
attack, bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes Tuesday
Two airstrikes west of Baghdad destroyed two ISIL armed vehicles and a
weapons cache. Two airstrikes southeast of Irbil destroyed ISIL fighting
positions. A fifth airstrike damaged eight ISIL vehicles in Syria
northwest of Al Qa'im. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
The strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL.
To date, U.S. Central Command has conducted 198 airstrikes across Iraq
against ISIL. Along with partner nations, U.S. Central Command has also
conducted 20 airstrikes across Syria against ISIL.