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U.S. targets Islamic State fighters by air

Published: August 31, 2014 4:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.

In a statement issued Saturday, U.S. Central Command says the five latest U.S. airstrikes were in support of operations conducted by Iraqi security forces.

Officials say the airstrikes destroyed an armed vehicle, a fighting position and weapons and significantly damaged an Islamic State building.

Central Command says it has conducted a total of 115 airstrikes across Iraq.

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