War on Terrorism

Friday, February 06, 2015

Coalition Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Feb. 6, 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, fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Kobani, nine airstrikes struck nine ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Hasakah, an airstrike struck multiple storage and staging facilities.

Airstrikes in Iraq

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

-- Near Beiji, three airstrikes struck an ISIL road, an ISIL weapons cache and destroyed an ISIL bunker.

-- Near Asad, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL staging location.

-- Near Qaim, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

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

-- Near Mahkmur, an airstrike struck an ISIL earth mover.

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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