War on Terrorism

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Coalition Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq



DoD News, Defense Media Activity

SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 14, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces 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 two airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Kobani, one airstrike struck one ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Al Hasakah, one airstrike struck one ISIL tactical unit and destroyed one ISIL fighting position.

Airstrikes in Iraq

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

-- Near Kirkuk, four airstrikes struck one large ISIL unit and two ISIL tactical units and destroyed four buildings, three ISIL machine guns, and three ISIL vehicles.

-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck one tactical unit, destroyed two ISIL vehicles and one structure.

-- Near Fallujah, one airstrike neutralized an ISIL rocket tube.

-- Near Rawah, one airstrike destroyed two ISIL vehicles.

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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