War on Terrorism

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near Mosul Dam

U.S. Central Command

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 30, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter and remotely-piloted aircraft to conduct five airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam.

The strikes destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle, an ISIL fighting position, ISIL weapons, and significantly damaged an ISIL building. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

The strikes were conducted under the 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 efforts.

U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 115 airstrikes across Iraq.

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