Coalition Continues Anti-ISIL Airstrikes

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, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Syria:

  • Near Hasakah, four airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL bunker, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL recoilless rifle firing position.
  • Near Aleppo, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL vehicles and two ISIL anti-aircraft artillery pieces.
  • Near Kobani, an airstrike struck an ISIL tank.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the Iraqi government:

  • Near Fallujah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
  • Near Habbaniyah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position.
  • Near Makhmur, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Mosul, five airstrikes destroyed three ISIL excavators and two ISIL fighting positions.
  • Near Ramadi, three airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL structures, an ISIL heavy machine gun firing position, an ISIL recoilless rifle, an ISIL weapons cache and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
  • Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL staging area and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL armored vehicle and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
  • Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck an ISIL sniper firing position.

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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