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Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

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From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 27, 2016 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

 


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UPDATE: US Marine aircraft down in UK

UPDATE: US Marine aircraft down in UK
10/21/2015 11:13 AM CDTA 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing F/A-18C Hornet belonging to Marine Attack Fighter Squadron 232 stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar crashed in the vicinity of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England at approximately 5:30 a.m. (EDT), today.

The Marine Corps officially confirmed the death of the pilot, but it is unknown at this time if the pilot ejected from the single-seat aircraft.

The aircraft was transiting from Bahrain to Miramar in a flight of six aircraft when it crashed approximately six miles northwest of the airfield. The remaining five F/A-18C’s safely diverted to RAF Lossiemouth. The United Kingdom Coast Guard is currently on the scene of the crash site and is in close coordination with U.S. military officials.
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DG ISPR Tweets (Pakistan Military Release)

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Rawalpindi, 12 Oct 2015:

COAS arrives Turkey for 3 days official visit. visited, Laid wreath at Kamal Ata Turk Mausoleum at Ankara-1

COAS visited, was presented guard of honor at Turkish Land Forces HQ. Our brotherly relation is time tested, eternal -2

COAS expressed heartfelt condolences on Ankara terrorist blast. We understand enormity of your challenges & stand by you -3

Interaction with Turkish Army Chief; COAS discussed enhanced coop in Fd of Ctr terrorism Trg, Ctr IED & int domain -4

Pak & Turkey facing daunting challenges. I am sure we will surmount them with a common & coherent apch. We assure you our unflinching support -5

COAS was awarded Turkish Legend of Merit for services for regional peace, courageously handling terrorism menace..-6

Clarity in direction & sense of purpose in leading Pak Army and fighting barbarian terrorists successfully in an exemplary way -7

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NATO program develops tactical leaders

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NATO program develops tactical leaders
10/09/2015 10:00 AM CDT

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Fighter pilots from seven allied countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland and Italy, completed the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme, Oct. 9, in Albacete, Spain.

Six F-15C Eagles and more than 100 personnel from the 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, contributed to the program.

“I think it’s important for our graduates to be well versed in the capabilities of NATO partners,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Stratton, 493rd Fighter Squadron commander. “For us to remain ‘Forward, Ready, Now!’ it requires the entire team to be efficient in deploying, executing the mission and redeploying to any location at any time.”
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Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release / Published October 11, 2015

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

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

  • Near Hasakah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL buildings.
  • Near Hawl, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
  • Near Raqqah, one strike destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle.
  • Near Manbij, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
  • Near Palmyra, one strike destroyed an ISIL front end loader and an ISIL excavator.
  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIL crude oil collection point.
  • Near Washiya, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle bomb.Airstrikes in Iraq

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 17 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the government of Iraq:

  • Near Huwayjah, one strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
  • Near Bayji, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle bomb.
  • Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed an ISIL building and an ISIL anti-air artillery piece.
  • Near Habbaniyah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL building, an ISIL rocket rail, and wounded an ISIL fighter.
  • Near Kirkuk, one strike destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
  • Near Kisik, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
  • Near Ramadi, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL up-armored vehicle bomb, three vehicle bombs, three home-made explosive facilities, four ISIL buildings, and denied ISIL access to tactical terrain.
  • Near Sinjar, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL light machine gun.
  • Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near, Tal Afar, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL bunkers, three ISIL fighting positions, and wounded two ISIL fighters.

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.
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Dempsey: Iraqi Forces Not Driven From Ramadi, They Drove Out of Ramadi

 

By Jim Garamone
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

BRUSSELS, May 20, 2015 – Iraqi security forces weren’t “driven from” Ramadi, they “drove out of Ramadi,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told reporters traveling with him that he has said from the start that the mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant would take years to accomplish.

“At the start I said three years,” he said. “That still might be the case, we may be able to achieve our objectives in three years. But I said then, and I reiterate now, that there may be tactical exchanges — some of which go the way of Iraqi security forces and others which go the way of ISIL. But the coalition has all the strategic advantages over time.”

Time will tell, the general said, and time is also a factor because the key to victory is not just military success on the battlefield, but the ability of the Iraqi government to draw the various groups in the country back together.
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Soldier Missing from Korean War Accounted For


The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. soldier, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

 

Army Cpl. Francis D. Knobel of La Crosse, Wisconsin, will be buried May 21, in Arlington National Cemetery. In December 1950, Knobel was a member of Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, operating along the eastern side of the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. On Dec. 12, 1950, following the battle, Knobel was one of many men reported missing in action.

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