The U.S. has said its military forces conducted two airstrikes Friday and Saturday on Islamic State militants using a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft in support of the defense of Erbil, Anadolu agency reported.
According to a statement from U.S. Central Command, the strikes destroyed four IS Humvees, one armored personnel carrier and two trucks, one of which carried a mounted machine gun.
One IS Humvee and one truck were also damaged in the strikes.
Armed groups linked to the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, have captured large amounts of territory in Iraq in recent months, forcing thousands of Iraqis including Turkmen, Arabs and Ezidis to flee.
The United States has said it conducted a total of 133 airstrikes across Iraq on IS targets since President Barack Obama authorized the military to carry out airstrikes in early August.