War on Terrorism

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Airstrikes Hit ISIL Near Mosul Dam

From a U.S. Central Command News Release

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 13, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, employing attack aircraft to conduct two airstrikes yesterday in support of Iraqi security forces near the Mosul Dam.

In total, the strikes destroyed an ISIL mortar emplacement and an ISIL armed vehicle. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

These strikes were conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces acting in furtherance of these objectives while defending their country against ISIL terrorists.

U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 160 airstrikes across Iraq.

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