Monday, 01 September 2014 - 11:36
US launches air strikes on IS rebels near dam, Amerli: Pentagon
The Pentagon says that the US military launched new strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam and Amerli.
"The strike near Amerli damaged an ISIL tank and the strike near Mosul Dam destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle.
A statement put out by US Central Command, based in Tampa, Florida says that the strikes were conducted under authority to protect US personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces that are acting in furtherance of these objectives.