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  8/17/2014, Av 21, 5774

U.S. Confirms Airstrikes on IS Targets in Iraq

The United States military confirmed on Saturday night it conducted nine airstrikes near Arbil and Iraq's largest dam in an effort to help Kurdish forces retake it from violent extremists, AFP reported.

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said fighter jets and drones had destroyed or damaged four armored personnel carriers, seven armed vehicles, two Humvees and an armored vehicle.