#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (CENTCOM) – September 06 – US jets have bombed various areas under the Islamic State’s (formerly ISIS/ISIL) control 131 times in Iraq since August 8, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said.
The strikes targeted locations near the Mosul Dam and were in support of Erbil operations. “In total, the strikes destroyed an ISIL observation post, one ISIL Humvee, one ISIL armed vehicle, one ISIL truck, and three ISIL mortar positions.
All aircraft exited the strike areas safely,” CENTCOM said.
The Islamic State began attracting worldwide attention this summer as it made rapid territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, threatening religious and ethnic minorities with death unless they converted to their extreme brand of Islam.