U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State near Mosul Dam

BY Associated Press  August 30, 2014 at 7:12 PM EDT

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.