August 26, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 26, 2014 -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of
Iraqi security force operations, using attack aircraft to conduct two
airstrikes in the vicinity of Irbil.
The two strikes destroyed two ISIL armed vehicles and damaged another near Irbil. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.
strike was 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
Since Aug. 8, U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 98 airstrikes across Iraq.