WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- U.S. military forces continued airsrikes against forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Saturday with a mix of fighter and remotely piloted aircraft, according to a statement released by U.S. Central Command.
Aircraft from U.S. Central Command successfully conducted strikes near Erbil and the Mosul Dam in north Iraq under authority to support humanitarian efforts in Iraq, as well as to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, the statement said.
The nine airstrikes conducted thus far destroyed or damaged four armored personnel carriers, seven armed vehicles, two Humvees and an armored vehicle, the statement said, adding that all U.S. aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
Over the past two days, U.S. military forces conducted several airsrikes against ISIL forces near a village located south of Sinjar Mountain, successfully destroying five armed vehicles of ISIL forces, a statement of U.S. Defense Department said on Saturday.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- U.S. military forces continued airsrikes against forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) over the past two days, successfully destroying several armed vehicles of ISIL forces in north Iraq, according to a statement released by the U.S. Defense Department on Saturday.Full story
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BAGHDAD, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Insurgents of the Islamic State militant group killed some 80 members of Iraqi Yazidi religious minority, a Sunni cleric and a tribal leader in northern and eastern Iraq, while nine people were killed in separate incidents across the country, security sources said on Saturday.Full story