War on Terrorism

Sunday, August 31, 2014

U.S. Airstrikes Hit ISIL near Amirli and Mosul Dam

U.S. Central Command

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 31, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct two airstrikes today, one near the Mosul Dam and the other near Amirli.

The strike near Amirli damaged an ISIL tank and the strike near Mosul Dam destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.

The strikes were conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces that are acting in furtherance of these objectives.

U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 120 airstrikes across Iraq.

Running summary:

-- Defense of Erbil: 23

-- Support of Sinjar: 13

-- Support of Mosul Dam: 80

-- Support of Amirli: 4

Total: 120

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