August 21, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL near Mosul Dam
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 21, 2014 —
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of
Iraqi Security Force operations, using fighter and attack aircraft to
conduct six airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam.
strikes destroyed or damaged three ISIL Humvees, one ISIL vehicle, and
multiple IED emplacements. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.
strikes were conducted under authority to support Iraqi security forces
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 90 airstrikes across Iraq. Of those 90 strikes, 57 have been in
support of Iraqi forces near the Mosul Dam.