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US Military Conducts More Airstrikes Near Mosul Dam

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:13:05 +0000

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSUL, Iraq) -- The U.S. military conducted 14 more airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam on Wednesday continuing its support of Iraqi security force operations.

U.S. Central Command said that the strikes were launched using fighter, attack and remotely-piloted aircraft. Six Humvees, three improvised exclusive device emplacements, one mortar tube and two armed trucks in possession of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria were destroyed or damaged in the strikes.

The Mosul Dam was retaken by Iraqi forces, according to the Department of Defense. Since Aug. 8, U.S. Central Command says it has conducted a total of 84 airstrikes in Iraq, 51 of which were in support of Iraqi forces near the dam.


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