Monday, August 11, 2014 2:10 pm
US fighters hit Islamic State checkpoints
The U.S. military said in a statement Monday that the strikes outside the city of Sinjar either destroyed or damaged the checkpoints and nearby vehicles that were used by the Islamic State militant group.
At least one of the vehicles destroyed was a Humvee truck, and another was an armed personnel carrier.
The militants have been using U.S. military equipment that they seized from Iraqi Army forces.
All the airstrikes were carried out over a three-hour period Monday afternoon EDT.
It was unknown if the strikes killed any militants. The fighter jets were unharmed in the mission.