War on Terrorism

Monday, February 16, 2015

U.S., Coalition Allies Continue Airstrikes Against ISIL



Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve Public Affairs

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Feb. 16, 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, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted two airstrikes in Syria:

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

-- Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike struck and destroyed multiple ISIL oil pumps. 

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 13 airstrikes in Iraq:

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

-- Near Al Qaim, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL excavator.

-- Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint.

-- Near Fallujah, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL mortar positon.

-- Near Haditha, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL vehicles and an ISIL building.

-- Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL excavator and an ISIL vehicle.

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

-- Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.

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, 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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