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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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