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Sept. 23: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL in Iraq and Syria

Release No: UNRELEASED Sept. 23, 2014 PRINT | E-MAIL

September 23, 2014

RELEASE #20140927
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria, using a mix of bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct three airstrikes last night and today.

Two of the airstrikes were conducted last night as part of the operation over Syria and resulted in one damaged ISIL armed vehicle and one destroyed ISIL armed vehicle southwest of Dayr Az Zawr. In addition, a third airstrike in Iraq today destroyed one ISIL armed vehicle northwest of Baghdad. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

The strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL.

To date, U.S. Central Command has conducted 194 airstrikes across Iraq against ISIL. Along with partner nations, U.S. Central Command has also conducted 16 airstrikes across Syria against ISIL.