War on Terrorism

Friday, September 12, 2014

U.S. Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL



From a U.S. Central Command News Release

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 12, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq, using attack aircraft to conduct two airstrikes yesterday and today in support of Iraqi Security Forces near the Mosul Dam and defending Irbil.

In total, the strikes destroyed two ISIL armed vehicles, U.S. Central Command officials said. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

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

Centcom has conducted a total of 158 airstrikes across Iraq.

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