War on Terrorism

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Feb. 10, 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.

In Syria, an attack aircraft airstrike near Dayr az Zawr destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Meanwhile, fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 11 airstrikes in Iraq:

-- Near Huwayjah, an airstrike struck an ISIL weapons storage facility.

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

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

-- Near Beiji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed an ISIL bunker and neutralized an ISIL vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.

-- Near Kirkuk, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL earth mover, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL armored vehicle and an ISIL building.

-- Near Makhmur, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL bulldozer and two ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL shipping container, an ISIL tractor-trailer, an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL checkpoint.

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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