Airstrikes Hit ISIL Targets

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.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Fighter aircraft conducted an airstrike near Aleppo, which struck an ISIL tactical unit.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter and bomber aircraft conducted 12 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

  • Near Baghdadi, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL staging position.
  • Near Beiji, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Fallujah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
  • Near Makhmur, one airstrike struck an ISIL mortar positon.
  • Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck two ISIL staging areas and land features, denying ISIL a tactical advantage.
  • Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, destroying two ISIL excavators, two ISIL buildings, two ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL rocket-propelled grenade and an ISIL tunnel system.
  • Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck an ISIL rocket firing position and land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage.

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.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

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