Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists 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 on Monday.

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 two airstrikes in Syria:

  • Near Hasakah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
  • Near Washiya, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter, remotely piloted aircraft and rocket artillery conducted 18 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the government of Iraq:

  • Near Baghdadi, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Bayji, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units, destroyed an ISIL fighting position, and denied ISIL access to terrain.
  • Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed an ISIL anti-air artillery piece and an ISIL tactical vehicle.
  • Near Kisik, one strike suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun position.
  • Near Mosul, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
  • Near Ramadi, seven strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL trench, three separate ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive devices, two ISIL front-end loaders, an ISIL building, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL tactical vehicle, an ISIL home-made explosives cache, denied ISIL access to terrain and wounded an ISIL fighter.
  • Near Sinjar, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
  • Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed and ISIL fighting position.
  • Near Tal Afar, one strike struck and destroyed an ISIL tactical unit.
  • Near Waleed, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 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, 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, France, Jordan, 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.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

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