Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA --
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Hasakah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying five ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Kobani, six airstrikes struck five ISIL tactical units, destroying 14 ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 11 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:
-- Near Beiji, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL command and control facility, destroying an ISIL dump truck, an ISIL motorcycle, an ISIL armored vehicle and an ISIL artillery piece.
-- Near Fallujah, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Ramadi, three airstrikes struck a large ISIL unit and two small tactical ISIL units, destroying two ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Rawah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL checkpoint.
-- Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck a large ISIL unit and a small tactical ISIL unit, destroying three ISIL buildings, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations, officials said.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.