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Thursday, August 21, 2014

DOD SAYS U.S. CONTINUES AIRSTRIKES IN IRAQ NEAR MOSUL DAM

FROM:  U.S. DEFENSE DEPARTMENT 

U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near Mosul Dam

DoD News, Defense Media Activity
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi Security Force operations, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct six airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam, according to a U.S. Central Command news release issued today.
The strikes destroyed or damaged three ISIL Humvees, one ISIL vehicle, and multiple IED emplacements. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.
These strikes were conducted under authority to support Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defense force operations, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts.
Since Aug. 8, U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 90 airstrikes across Iraq. Of those 90 strikes, 57 have been in support of Iraqi forces near the Mosul Dam.