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CENTCOM for August 18, 2014 – August 19, 2014
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August 19, 2014

August 18th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq Monday, using a mix of fighter, bomber, and remotely piloted aircraft to successfully conduct 15 airstrikes near the Mosul Dam. The strikes damaged or destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions; an ISIL checkpoint; six ISIL armed vehicles; an ISIL light armored vehicle; an ISIL vehicle-mounted anti-aircraft artillery gun, and an IED emplacement belt. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

Since Aug. 8, U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 68 airstrikes in Iraq. Of those 68 strikes, 35 have been in support of Iraqi forces near the Mosul Dam. These strikes were conducted under authority to support Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defense forces as they work together to combat ISIL, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts.

Report Date

August 19, 2014

Report Summary

  • 15 total strikes
  • 15 in Iraq (48 – 68)

Confirmed Actions

US

August 18th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq Monday, using a mix of fighter, bomber, and remotely piloted aircraft to successfully conduct 15 airstrikes near the Mosul Dam. The strikes damaged or destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions; an ISIL checkpoint; six ISIL armed vehicles; an ISIL light armored vehicle; an ISIL vehicle-mounted anti-aircraft artillery gun, and an IED emplacement belt. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

Since Aug. 8, U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 68 airstrikes in Iraq. Of those 68 strikes, 35 have been in support of Iraqi forces near the Mosul Dam. These strikes were conducted under authority to support Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defense forces as they work together to combat ISIL, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts.

CENTCOM for August 17, 2014 – August 18, 2014
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August 18, 2014

August 17th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq Sunday, using a mix of fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted aircraft to successfully conduct airstrikes near the Mosul Dam.

The 14 strikes conducted on Sunday in Iraq damaged or destroyed ten ISIL armed vehicles, seven ISIL Humvees, two ISIL armored personnel carriers, and one ISIL checkpoint. These strikes followed the nine U.S. airstrikes announced Aug. 16 by U.S. Central Command.

Report Date

August 18, 2014

Report Summary

  • 14 total strikes
  • 14 in Iraq (34 – 47)

Confirmed Actions

US

August 17th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq Sunday, using a mix of fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted aircraft to successfully conduct airstrikes near the Mosul Dam.

The 14 strikes conducted on Sunday in Iraq damaged or destroyed ten ISIL armed vehicles, seven ISIL Humvees, two ISIL armored personnel carriers, and one ISIL checkpoint. These strikes followed the nine U.S. airstrikes announced Aug. 16 by U.S. Central Command.

CENTCOM for August 16, 2014 – August 17, 2014
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August 17, 2014

August 16th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq Saturday (Iraq time), with a mix of fighter and remotely piloted aircraft successfully conducting airstrikes near Irbil and the Mosul Dam. U.S. Central Command conducted these strikes under authority to support humanitarian efforts in Iraq, as well as to protect U.S. personnel and facilities.

The nine airstrikes conducted thus far destroyed or damaged four armored personnel carriers, seven armed vehicles, two Humvees and an armored vehicle. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

Report Date

August 17, 2014

Report Summary

  • 9 total strikes
  • 9 in Iraq (25 – 33)

Confirmed Actions

US

August 16th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq Saturday (Iraq time), with a mix of fighter and remotely piloted aircraft successfully conducting airstrikes near Irbil and the Mosul Dam. U.S. Central Command conducted these strikes under authority to support humanitarian efforts in Iraq, as well as to protect U.S. personnel and facilities.

The nine airstrikes conducted thus far destroyed or damaged four armored personnel carriers, seven armed vehicles, two Humvees and an armored vehicle. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

CENTCOM for August 15, 2014 – August 16, 2014
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August 16, 2014

Aug. 16, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq yesterday, with remotely piloted aircraft successfully conducting airstrikes on two armed vehicles south of the village of Sinjar.

After receiving reports from Kurdish forces that ISIL terrorists were attacking civilians in Kawju, a village located south of Sinjar, U.S. aircraft identified and followed an ISIL armed vehicle to a roadside area. At approximately 10:10 a.m. EDT [1910 local], U.S. aircraft struck and destroyed two vehicles in the area. All aircraft exited the area safely.

Report Date

August 16, 2014

Report Summary

  • 1 total strikes
  • 1 in Iraq (24)

Confirmed Actions

US

Aug. 16, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq yesterday, with remotely piloted aircraft successfully conducting airstrikes on two armed vehicles south of the village of Sinjar.

After receiving reports from Kurdish forces that ISIL terrorists were attacking civilians in Kawju, a village located south of Sinjar, U.S. aircraft identified and followed an ISIL armed vehicle to a roadside area. At approximately 10:10 a.m. EDT [1910 local], U.S. aircraft struck and destroyed two vehicles in the area. All aircraft exited the area safely.

CENTCOM for August 14, 2014 – August 15, 2014
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August 15, 2014

August 14 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq today, with a mix of fighter and remotely piloted aircraft successfully conducting airstrikes on two ISIL-armed vehicles and an ISIL-operated mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle northeast of Irbil.

At approximately 11:05 a.m. EDT [2005 local], U.S. aircraft struck and destroyed the first of two armed vehicles, after following them from a position where they had been firing on nearby Kurdish forces. At 11:07 a.m. EDT [2007 local], U.S. aircraft struck and destroyed the second armed vehicle.

At approximately 11:40 a.m. EDT [2040 local], U.S. aircraft struck an MRAP, located near the site of the previous strikes against the two armed vehicles. After initial assessment, U.S. aircraft returned at approximately 12:55 p.m. EDT [2155 local] and destroyed the MRAP. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.

Report Date

August 15, 2014

Report Summary

  • 4 total strikes
  • 4 in Iraq (20 – 23)

Confirmed Actions

US

August 14 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq today, with a mix of fighter and remotely piloted aircraft successfully conducting airstrikes on two ISIL-armed vehicles and an ISIL-operated mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle northeast of Irbil.

At approximately 11:05 a.m. EDT [2005 local], U.S. aircraft struck and destroyed the first of two armed vehicles, after following them from a position where they had been firing on nearby Kurdish forces. At 11:07 a.m. EDT [2007 local], U.S. aircraft struck and destroyed the second armed vehicle.

At approximately 11:40 a.m. EDT [2040 local], U.S. aircraft struck an MRAP, located near the site of the previous strikes against the two armed vehicles. After initial assessment, U.S. aircraft returned at approximately 12:55 p.m. EDT [2155 local] and destroyed the MRAP. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.

CENTCOM for August 13, 2014 – August 14, 2014
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August 14, 2014

Aug. 13, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to engage ISIL terrorists in Iraq today, successfully conducting an airstrike on an ISIL armed truck west of the village of Sinjar.

At approximately 12:20 p.m. EDT, U.S. remotely piloted aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle west of the village of Sinjar, located in the vicinity of an ISIL checkpoint.

Report Date

August 14, 2014

Report Summary

  • 1 total strikes
  • 1 in Iraq (19)

Confirmed Actions

US

Aug. 13, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to engage ISIL terrorists in Iraq today, successfully conducting an airstrike on an ISIL armed truck west of the village of Sinjar.

At approximately 12:20 p.m. EDT, U.S. remotely piloted aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle west of the village of Sinjar, located in the vicinity of an ISIL checkpoint.

CENTCOM for August 12, 2014 – August 13, 2014
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August 13, 2014

August 12 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq today, successfully conducting an airstrike on an ISIL mortar position north of Sinjar.

At approximately 7:55 a.m. EDT (1455 local), U.S. remotely piloted aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL mortar position that was firing on Kurdish forces defending internally displaced Yazidi civilians who were attempting to evacuate.

Report Date

August 13, 2014

Report Summary

  • 1 total strikes
  • 1 in Iraq (18)

Confirmed Actions

US

August 12 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq today, successfully conducting an airstrike on an ISIL mortar position north of Sinjar.

At approximately 7:55 a.m. EDT (1455 local), U.S. remotely piloted aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL mortar position that was firing on Kurdish forces defending internally displaced Yazidi civilians who were attempting to evacuate.

CENTCOM for August 11, 2014 – August 12, 2014
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August 12, 2014

Aug. 11, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq today, successfully conducting airstrikes on four ISIL checkpoints and multiple ISIL vehicles near Sinjar Mountain in defense of internally displaced Yazidi civilians in the area.

At approximately 1:10 p.m. EDT [2010 local], U.S. fighter aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint southwest of Sinjar Mountain. At the same location, U.S. fighter aircraft struck an armed personnel carrier and an armed truck, destroying both.

At approximately 2:05 p.m. EDT [2105 local], U.S. fighter aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint south of the city of Sinjar. At the same location, U.S. aircraft struck an armed truck and a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, destroying both.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. EDT [2230 local], U.S. fighter aircraft struck another ISIL checkpoint southeast of the city of Sinjar and damaged it.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT [2330 local], U.S. fighter aircraft struck another ISIL checkpoint east of the Sinjar Mountain and destroyed it and an adjacent ISIL truck.

Report Date

August 12, 2014

Report Summary

  • 4 total strikes
  • 4 in Iraq (14 – 17)

Confirmed Actions

US

Aug. 11, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq today, successfully conducting airstrikes on four ISIL checkpoints and multiple ISIL vehicles near Sinjar Mountain in defense of internally displaced Yazidi civilians in the area.

At approximately 1:10 p.m. EDT [2010 local], U.S. fighter aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint southwest of Sinjar Mountain. At the same location, U.S. fighter aircraft struck an armed personnel carrier and an armed truck, destroying both.

At approximately 2:05 p.m. EDT [2105 local], U.S. fighter aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint south of the city of Sinjar. At the same location, U.S. aircraft struck an armed truck and a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, destroying both.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. EDT [2230 local], U.S. fighter aircraft struck another ISIL checkpoint southeast of the city of Sinjar and damaged it.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT [2330 local], U.S. fighter aircraft struck another ISIL checkpoint east of the Sinjar Mountain and destroyed it and an adjacent ISIL truck.

  • Aircrew approach their KC-135 aircraft for a refueling mission over Iraq, Aug. 11, 2014. (USAF/ SSgt. Vernon Young Jr)