War on Terrorism

Friday, January 23, 2015

Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 23, 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

Attack, bomber, and fighter aircraft conducted 12 airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Kobani, 10 airstrikes struck six ISIL tactical units and a large ISIL unit and destroyed 12 ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Raqqah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL trailer.

-- Near Hasakah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL mobile oil drilling rig.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber and fighter aircraft conducted 13 airstrikes in Iraq:

-- Near Asad, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, a large ISIL unit and an ISIL vehicle and destroyed an ISIL improvised explosive device and two ISIL vehicles.

-- Near Mosul, eight airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and a large ISIL unit and destroyed seven ISIL vehicles, two ISIL vehicle-borne IEDs, an ISIL bulldozer, four ISIL buildings, an ISIL artillery system, an ISIL heavy weapon system, two ISIL armored vehicles, an ISIL shipping container and an ISIL bunker.

-- Near Sinjar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL building.

-- Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck a large ISIL unit and destroyed an ISIL building and an ISIL vehicle.

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, 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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