In an ongoing battle against Islamic State militants, the United States armed forces conducted five airstrikes recently near the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River in Iraq.
The airstrikes were operated by fighter or remotely-piloted planes and destroyed several Islamic State in Iraq and Syria items and establishments, according to a U.S. Central Command news release at the end of August.
The report said that U.S. airstrikes hit an armed car, weapons and a building owned by ISIS, and all fighters and planes returned safely after the attacks.
ISIS forces have raised alarm worldwide for their attacks in Iraq. The United Nations and Amnesty International have condemned their kidnapping and killing of thousands of members of religious and ethnic minority groups. The U.S. Central Command has released 115 airstrikes in Iraq overall, according to the press release. The Mosul Dam is the largest in Iraq.
“The strikes were conducted under the authority to support Iraqi security force and Kurdish defense force operations, as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities and support humanitarian efforts,” the press release said.
Source: U.S. Central Command, Image Credit: ABC News