September 8, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 8, 2014 -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using
a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct five
airstrikes Sunday and Monday in support of Iraqi Security Forces and
Sunni tribes protecting the Haditha Dam, and in the defense of Irbil.
strikes destroyed three ISIL armed vehicles, one of which was carrying
anti-aircraft artillery, and a large ISIL ground unit near the Haditha
Dam. Separately, an airstrike destroyed one ISIL Humvee near Irbil. All
aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
The strikes were
conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities,
support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces that are acting
in furtherance of these objectives.
U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 148 airstrikes across Iraq.