Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA --
Yesterday, U.S. and coalition military forces 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
Remotely piloted, bomber, and fighter aircraft conducted four airstrikes in Syria:
--Near Dayr Az Zawr, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL excavators.
-- Near Washiyah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL excavator and damaged two other ISIL excavators.
-- Near Palmyra, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL tactical vehicles
Airstrikes in Iraq
Bomber, fighter, attack, fighter-attack, ground-attack, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 26 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the Iraqi government:
-- Near Huwayjah, eight airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL staging area, 45 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL buildings, six ISIL vehicles, an ISIL trailer and denied ISIL terrain.
-- Near Beiji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings, eight ISIL fighting positions and five ISIL weapons caches.
-- Near Habbaniyah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun, nine rocket rails and an ISIL recoilless rifle.
-- Near Kirkuk, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 10 ISIL rocket rails, an ISIL cache, five ISIL vehicles and an ISIL vehicle bomb.
-- Near Kisik, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL cache and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
-- Near Ramadi, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIL vehicle, two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL obstacle belt and denied use of an ISIL resupply point.
-- Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and two ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Sultan Abdallah, two airstrikes suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
-- Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle and an ISIL vehicle.
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, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.