War on Terrorism

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Feb. 28, 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 nine airstrikes in Syria:

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

-- Near Al Hasakah, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL vehicles.

-- Near Tal Hamis, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Aleppo, one airstrike struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL HQ building.

Airstrikes in Iraq

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

-- Near Asad, four airstrikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed one ISIL building, damaged another, and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and damaged another.

-- Near Mosul, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIL mortar and an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Fallujah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL humvee and an ISIL front-end loader.

-- Near Huwayjah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL tactical unit.

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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