September 6, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 6, 2014 -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using
a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct two
airstrikes Friday and Saturday in support of Defense of Irbil
The strikes destroyed four ISIL Humvees, one ISIL
armored personnel carrier, and two ISIL trucks, one of which carried a
mounted machine gun; one ISIL Humvee and one ISIL truck were also
damaged in the strikes. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
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 133 airstrikes across Iraq.