Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

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

Fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Syria:

  • Near Hasakah, three airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and two ISIL small tactical units and destroyed two ISIL bunkers, 12 ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, an ISIL small tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle bomb and five ISIL fighting positions.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter-attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 11 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

  • Near Habbaniyah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL command and control node.
  • Near Haditha, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL vehicles.
  • Near Makhmur, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL mortar position and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL rocket position and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and an ISIL small tactical unit and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL heavy weapons and an ISIL mortar position.
  • Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy weapon.
  • Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL excavator and five ISIL bunkers.

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 and the United Arab Emirates.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

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