The U.S. Central Command released a video, taken on Saturday, showing a U.S. airstrike targeting, and destroying, an Islamic State armored truck. With the aid of U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish troops are advancing on the Mosul dam, currently controlled by Sunni militants.

In the last 24 hours, U.S. airstrikes have bombed targets near the dam and Kurdish troops have reclaimed several towns from the Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, as part of the mission. President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes along with humanitarian aid drops Aug. 7. The airstrikes have been used to support Kurdish troops in northern Iraq.

"U.S. military forces continued to attack [Islamic State] terrorists in Iraq Sunday, using a mix of fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted aircraft to successfully conduct airstrikes near the Mosul dam. U.S. Central Command conducted these strikes under authority to support humanitarian efforts in Iraq as well as to protect critical infrastructure, U.S. personnel and facilities, and support Iraqi security forces and Kurdish defense forces, who are working together to combat [Islamic State militants]," a U.S. Central Command statement said. The 14 airstrikes Sunday have "damaged or destroyed ten [Islamic State] armed vehicles, seven [Islamic State] Humvees, two [Islamic State] armored personnel carriers, and one [Islamic State] checkpoint" and follow six airstrikes conducted on Saturday.

The U.S. Navy previously released video of a U.S. airstrike targeting a mobile artilery unit.