August 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near the Mosul Dam
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 17, 2014 —
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq
Sunday, using a mix of fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted
aircraft to successfully conduct airstrikes near the Mosul Dam.
Central Command conducted these strikes under authority to support
humanitarian efforts in Iraq, as well as to protect critical
infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support Iraqi
security forces and Kurdish defense forces, who are working together to
he 14 strikes conducted on Sunday in Iraq damaged or
destroyed ten ISIL armed vehicles, seven ISIL Humvees, two ISIL armored
personnel carriers, and one ISIL checkpoint. These strikes followed the
nine U.S. airstrikes announced Aug. 16 by U.S. Central Command.
All strike aircraft exited the strikes areas safely.