U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi Security Force operations, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct six air strikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam, an August 21 press release off US Central Command said. The strikes destroyed or damaged three ISIL Humvees, one ISIL vehicle, and multiple IED emplacements. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.
These strikes were conducted under authority to support Iraqi security forces 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 90 air strikes across Iraq. Of those 90 strikes, 57 have been in support of Iraqi forces near the Mosul Dam.
U.S. Military Conducts Air strikes Against ISIL near Mosul Dam