WASHINGTON, August 17, 2014 —
U.S. military forces conducted additional airstrikes today in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to attack ISIL terrorists near Mosul Dam.
The strikes destroyed three ISIL armed vehicles, an ISIL vehicle-mounted anti-aircraft artillery gun, an ISIL checkpoint and an IED emplacement.
These strikes are in addition to the 14 strikes in the same vicinity announced earlier today by U.S. Central Command and the nine airstrikes conducted yesterday.
All aircraft exited the strike area safely.
These strikes were conducted under authority to support Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defense forces as they work together to combat ISIL, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities and support humanitarian efforts there.