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U.S. Military Conducts Airstrike Near Mosul Dam

From a U.S. Central Command News Release

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WASHINGTON, August 23, 2014 — U.S. military forces continued their support of Iraqi security force operations today, using fighter aircraft to conduct an airstrike against terrorists associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant who were in the vicinity of Mosul Dam.

The strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle and all aircraft exited the strike area safely.

This strike was conducted under authority to support Iraqi security force 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 94 airstrikes across Iraq. Of those, 61 have been in support of Iraqi forces near the Mosul Dam.