Airstrikes Continue in Iraq, Syria
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.
details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on
Airstrikes in Syria
Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted
nine airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Hasakah, four
airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL structures,
an ISIL armored truck and an ISIL bunker.
-- Near Hawl, an
airstrike destroyed an ISIL excavator
-- Near Raqqah, two
airstrikes destroyed two ISIL excavators.
-- Near Ayn Isa, an
airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL bunkers and an
ISIL supply truck.
-- Near Washiyah, an
airstrike had inconclusive results.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted
17 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the government of Iraq:
-- Near Baghdadi, an
airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings, an
ISIL bunker, an ISIL excavator and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
-- Near Rutbah, an
airstrike destroyed two ISIL front-end loaders.
-- Near Beiji, two
airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical unit and destroyed five
ISIL buildings, two ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL improvised explosive
device and an ISIL recoilless rifle.
-- Near Mosul, two
airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL mortar firing position and
destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
-- Near Ramadi, two
airstrikes struck an ISIL vehicle and destroyed two ISIL buildings.
-- Near Sinjar, four
airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL staging area and
destroyed six ISIL fighting positions, four ISIL light machine guns and an ISIL
-- Near Tuz, five
airstrikes destroyed 27 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL
bunker, an ISIL rocket rail and an ISIL weapons cache.
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.
conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, 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.