War on Terrorism

Monday, March 30, 2015

Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Hit ISIL Targets in Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 30, 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 and that no airstrikes took place in Syria during that period.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Fighter, attack and bomber aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck multiple ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL rocket launcher and an ISIL building.

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

-- Near Tikrit, three airstrikes struck multiple ISIL buildings and destroyed two ISIL armored 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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