FROM: U.S. DEFENSE DEPARTMENT
Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Near Mosul Dam
From a U.S. Central Command News Release
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2014 – U.S. Central Command forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq today near the Mosul Dam using a mix of fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted aircraft.
Centcom conducted these strikes under authority to support humanitarian efforts in Iraq, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defense forces who are working together to combat ISIL.
The 14 strikes conducted on Sunday in Iraq damaged or destroyed ten ISIL armed vehicles, seven ISIL Humvees, two ISIL armored personnel carriers and one ISIL checkpoint. These strikes are in addition to the nine U.S. airstrikes announced yesterday by Centcom.
All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.