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U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Near Kirkuk

From a U.S. Central Command News Release

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq today, using a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct four airstrikes near the city of Kirkuk.

In total, the airstrikes destroyed two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL tank, and damaged an ISIL Humvee, all west-southwest of Kirkuk. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

The strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL.

U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 190 airstrikes across Iraq. 

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Special Report: Targeted Operations Against ISIL Terrorists in Iraq


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