War on Terrorism

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Feb. 19, 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, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, two airstrikes struck multiple ISIL oil pump jacks and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint.

-- Near Kobani, five airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying eight ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL checkpoints.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack and fighter aircraft conducted eight airstrikes in Iraq:

-- Near Asad, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL mortar tube.

-- Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying three ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Hit in Al Anbar Province, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL weapons storage and staging area, and destroyed an ISIL building.

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

-- Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL fighting position, and destroyed three ISIL buildings.

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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