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U.S. conducts 2 airstrikes against IS forces in north Iraq
U.S. military forces continued to attack the Islamic State (IS) forces in north Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct two airstrikes Sunday, according to a statement released by the U.S. Army's Central Command.
The two airstrikes include one near the Mosul Dam and the other near the town of Amirli, home to thousands of Shia Turkomen minority people who have been cut off from receiving food, water, and medical supplies for two months by IS forces.
The strike near Amirli damaged an ISIL tank and the strike near Mosul Dam destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle. All aircraft exited the strike area safely, the statement said.
The strikes were conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces that are acting in furtherance of these objectives, it said.
U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 120 airstrikes across Iraq.
[Source: Xinhua, Washington, 31Aug14]
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