August 18, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL near the Mosul Dam
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 18, 2014 — U.S.
military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq Monday,
using a mix of fighter, bomber, and remotely piloted aircraft to
successfully conduct 15 airstrikes near the Mosul Dam.
damaged or destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions; an ISIL checkpoint;
six ISIL armed vehicles; an ISIL light armored vehicle; an ISIL
vehicle-mounted anti-aircraft artillery gun, and an IED emplacement
All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
Aug. 8, U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 68 airstrikes in
Iraq. Of those 68 strikes, 35 have been in support of Iraqi forces near
the Mosul Dam. These strikes were conducted under authority to support
Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defense forces as they work together
to combat ISIL, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S.
personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts.