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Monday, April 27, 2015

Correction: Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Targets



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2015 – ***EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was corrected on April 26, 2015, when new, updated information was provided by Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials.***

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 attack aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Syria.

-- Near Al Hasakah, three airstrikes struck an ISIL fighting position, destroying an ISIL improvised explosive device cache and an ISIL mortar position.

-- Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units, destroying four ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL boats.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

-- Near Bayji, seven airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units and an ISIL staging area, destroying four ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL vehicle-borne improvised explosive device and an ISIL warehouse.

-- Near Fallujah, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units, destroying four ISIL vehicles and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

-- Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck multiple ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL armored vehicle.

-- Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit, destroying two ISIL structures.

-- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL engineer vehicle.

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, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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