August 28, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 --
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of
Iraqi security force operations, using fighter aircraft to conduct five
airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam.
The strikes destroyed
an ISIL Humvee, a tank, four armed vehicles, an ISIL construction
vehicle and severely damaged an ISIL checkpoint. All aircraft exited the
strike areas safely.
The strikes were conducted under authority
to support Iraqi security force and Kurdish defense force operations, as
well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and
facilities, and support humanitarian efforts.
Since Aug. 8, U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 106 airstrikes across Iraq.