War on Terrorism

Monday, February 09, 2015

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Feb. 9, 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

Fighter and bomber aircraft conducted three airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Raqqah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle.

-- Near Kobani, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike destroyed four ISIL vehicles and neutralized four other ISIL vehicles.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted six airstrikes in Iraq:

-- Near Fallujah, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

-- Near Beiji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL earth mover, an ISIL building and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

-- Near Asad, an airstrike denied terrain ISIL was seeking.

-- Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIL fighting position.

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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