War on Terrorism

Friday, October 10, 2014

Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria and Iraq



From a U.S. Central Command News Release

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria yesterday and today using attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct nine airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported.

In addition, U.S. military forces used fighter aircraft to conduct one airstrike against ISIL in Iraq, officials added.

In Syria, two airstrikes southeast of Kobani destroyed two ISIL training facilities, while four strikes south of Kobani destroyed two ISIL vehicles, struck two small ISIL units and damaged an ISIL tank. One airstrike northeast of Kobani destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

An airstrike east of Dayr az Zawr destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle staging facility. One airstrike northeast of Al Hasakah struck a small ISIL unit.

To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed U.S. attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft deployed to the Centcom area of operations. In addition, United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aircraft participated in these airstrikes. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

In Iraq, one airstrike northwest of Baghdad struck a small ISIL unit and destroyed an ISIL building.

To conduct this strike, the U.S. employed fighter aircraft deployed to the Centcom area of operations. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

The strikes were conducted as part of President Barack Obama’s comprehensive strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL. The destruction of targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to lead, control, project power and conduct operations.

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