Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Targets 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, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Al Hawl, two airstrikes destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL tank.
-- Near Ar Raqqah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Kobani, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL artillery piece.
-- Near Mar’a, three airstrikes struck an ISIL staging facility and destroyed four ISIL buildings an ISIL artillery piece and an ISIL weapons cache.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 18 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the government of Iraq:
-- Near Bayji, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
-- Near Fallujah, six airstrikes struck two ISIL VBIED facilities, two ISIL weapons caches, an ISIL command and control facility and an ISIL staging area.
-- Near Kisik, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL truck.
-- Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL mortar firing position an ISIL rocket firing position and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL fighting position.
-- Near Ramadi, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL buildings and an ISIL homemade explosives cache.
-- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Tuz, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL bunker.
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, 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, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.