War on Terrorism

Monday, April 13, 2015

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, April 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. April 11 and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Bomber and fighter aircraft conducted six airstrikes near Kobani in Syria, which struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed 12 ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL vehicles.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 21 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

-- Near Beiji, 10 airstrikes struck 12 ISIL tactical units, destroyed two ISIL excavators, two ISIL armored vehicles, an ISIL tank, an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL vehicle bomb.

-- Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL storage facility and an ISIL weapons storage facility.

-- Near Ramadi, five airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed seven ISIL buildings, an ISIL checkpoint and two ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL building.

-- Near Huwayjah, an airstrike struck 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, 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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