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US airstrikes hit Islamic State positions near Iraq dam
« on: August 18, 2014, 12:46:56 PM »
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-east/us-airstrikes-hit-islamic-state-positions-near-iraq-dam-1.1900379

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The US military conducted airstrikes today on Islamic State positions near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said.

A mix of US fighter, bomber and drone aircraft took part in the strikes, which damaged or destroyed six armed vehicles, a light armored vehicle, a vehicle-mounted anti-aircraft artillery gun, a checkpoint and an improvised explosive device emplacement belt, the Pentagon said in a statement.

Since August 8th the US military has conducted a total of 68 airstrikes in Iraq, the Pentagon said. Of those 68 strikes, 35 have been in support of Iraqi forces near the Mosul Dam.



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