United States Air Power in Middle East
WASHINGTON – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct three airstrikes August 31st and September 1st near the Mosul Dam.
The strikes destroyed three ISIL trucks, severely damaged another, destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle, and destroyed a mortar position near the Mosul Dam. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.
These strikes were conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces that are acting in furtherance of these objectives.
U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 123 airstrikes across Iraq.Running summary:
— Defense of Erbil: 24
— Support of Sinjar: 13
— Support of Mosul Dam: 82
— Support of Amirli: 4