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U.S. Military Airstrikes Hit ISIL

From a U.S. Central Command News Release

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 8, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct five airstrikes yesterday and today in support of Iraqi Security Forces and Sunni tribes protecting the Haditha Dam, and in the defense of Irbil.

The strikes destroyed three ISIL armed vehicles, one of which was carrying anti-aircraft artillery, and a large ISIL ground unit near the Haditha Dam. Separately, an airstrike destroyed one ISIL Humvee near Irbil. All aircraft exited the strike areas 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 148 airstrikes across Iraq.

 

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