US launches air strikes on IS rebels near Mosul dam: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

“The strikes destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle, an ISIL fighting position, ISIL weapons, and significantly damaged an ISIL building,” a US Defense Department statement said, referring to the IS forces. “All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.”