August 23, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. Military Conducts Airstrike Against ISIL Near Mosul Dam
TAMPA, Fla. -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of
Iraqi security force operations, using fighter aircraft to conduct an
airstrike in the vicinity of Mosul Dam.
The strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle and 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 94 airstrikes across Iraq. Of those, 61 have been in support of
Iraqi forces near the Mosul Dam.