War on Terrorism

Friday, March 13, 2015

Coalition Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 13, 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 and bomber aircraft conducted five airstrikes near Kobani, which destroyed 10 ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL vehicles.

Airstrikes in Iraq

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

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

-- Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery piece.

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

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

-- Near Rawah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL excavator.

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, Jordan, 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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