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US military strikes more Islamic State targets in Iraq: Pentagon

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-08-09 04:55

WASHINGTON - The US military conducted two additional air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets near the city of Arbil in northern Iraq on Friday, the Pentagon said.

Shortly after 10 am EDT, remotely piloted aircraft struck a terrorist mortar position, the Pentagon said in a statement. " When ISIL fighters returned to the site moments later, the terrorists were attacked again and successfully eliminated."

At approximately 11:20 am EDT, four F/A-18 aircraft successfully struck a stationary ISIL convoy of seven vehicles and a mortar position near Erbil, the statement said.


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