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Five More Airstrikes Conducted by US Military in Iraq

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:42:45 +0000

Purestock/Thinkstock(MOSUL, Iraq) -- The U.S. military conducted another series of airstrikes against targets related to militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Thursday, with five more strikes confirmed.

Fighter aircraft conducted the strikes near the Mosul Dam, destroying an ISIS Humvee, a tank, four armored vehicles, and a construction vehicle, and damaging a checkpoint. The aircraft all escaped the area safely.

The U.S. military has been undertaking the strikes with the intent of supporting Iraqi and Kurdish forces that are squaring off with ISIS forces, as well as to protect infrastructure and American interests in the area.

Since strikes began earlier this month, U.S. Central Command says that 106 airstrikes have been conducted across Iraq.

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