War on Terrorism

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Airstrikes Hit ISIL Targets in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 13, 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, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Bomber and fighter aircraft conducted four airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Kobani, three airstrikes destroyed five ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Dawr az Zawr, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL tank.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Iraq:

-- Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL building.

-- Near Sinjar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Mosul, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIL tactical unit, two ISIL bunkers, an ISIL heavy machine gun, two ISIL mortar positions, an ISIL armored vehicle and an ISIL excavator.

-- Near Baghdad, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL tactical unit and struck another, and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and two ISIL heavy machine guns.

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, 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 terror and conduct operations, officials said.

Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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