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Posted: Wednesday, 20 August 2014 5:05AM

US Military Confirms Two More Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets Near Mosul Dam



iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSUL, Iraq) -- The U.S. military undertook two more airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets near the Mosul Dam on Tuesday.

According to United States Central Command, one of the airstrikes successfully destroyed an ISIS checkpoint. The second airstrike, CENTCOM said, was unsuccessful.

The U.S. military said that the airstrikes were conducted to, "support Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defense forces" while they battle ISIS, and to, "protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support humanitarian efforts."

The strikes came one day after the Department of Defense confirmed that the Iraqi forces had retaken the Mosul Dam.


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