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U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Against Islamic State near Mosul Dam

U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi Security Force operations, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct six airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam.

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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 to support Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defence force operations, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts.

Since Aug. 8, the U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 90 airstrikes across Iraq.

Of those 90 strikes, 57 have been in support of Iraqi forces near the Mosul Dam.

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The entire Western world was appalled when a video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley was published on social media by an Islamic State (ISIL) militant with a British accent.

ISIL controls large parts of Northern Iraq and Syria and is intent of creating a new caliphate.

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