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US Military Launches Airstrikes Against IS Near Irbil

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The U.S. military says it lauched further air attacks Wednesday against Islamic State militants near Irbil and the strategic Mosul Dam in Iraq.

The United States Central Command [CENTCOM] said in a statement that U.S. forces launched three airstrikes using fighter, attack, and remotely piloted aircraft to support Iraqi security force operations.

"The strikes were conducted under 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 statement said.

Mosul Dam

Mosul Dam

CENTCOM says the strikes destroyed an Islamic State Humvee, a supply truck, three armored vehicles, and also severely damaged a building used by the militants.

U.S. Central Command reports that since August 8, it has conducted a total of 101 airstrikes across Iraq.