War on Terrorism

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Airstrikes Continue in Support of Operation Inherent Resolve



From a U.S. Central Command News Release

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 22, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria yesterday and today using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct six airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported.

Separately, officials added, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted 12 airstrikes yesterday and today using fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists in Iraq.

In Syria, six airstrikes near Kobani destroyed ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL building and an ISIL logistical center.

In Iraq, 12 airstrikes took place in the vicinity of Mosul Dam, destroying a large ISIL unit, an ISIL mortar launching position, three ISIL vehicles and multiple ISIL fighting positions.

All aircraft exited the strike areas safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.

The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL and the threat they pose to Iraq, 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 power and conduct operations, Centcom officials said.

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