US drone attacks, destroys armed truck in Iraq
The Associated Press
Aug. 13, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say a drone aircraft attacked and destroyed an armed truck operated by Islamic militants west of the village of Sinjar in northern Iraq.
The U.S. Central Command said in a brief statement that the attack happened at midday Wednesday, Washington time.
It said the truck that was targeted was located in the vicinity of a checkpoint operated by fighters of the Islamic State.
The attack was the latest in a string of airstrikes designed to ease the pressure on Iraqi civilians stranded on Sinjar Mountain.