War on Terrorism

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq



DoD News, Defense Media Activity

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 6, 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, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 11 airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, seven airstrikes struck five ISIL tactical units and destroyed 11 ISIL fighting positons, three ISIL motorcycles and two ISIL bunkers.

-- Near Aleppo, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positons and an ISIL building.

-- Near Raqqah, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL buildings and an ISIL checkpoint.

-- Near Kobani, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter-attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with Iraqi government:

-- Near Huwayjah, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint.

-- Near Beiji, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and three ISIL staging areas and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Habbaniyah, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL armored personnel carriers, two ISIL structures, an ISIL roadside bomb and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Hit, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL light machine gun and an ISIL fighting positon.

-- Near Makhmur, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 17 ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL weapons cache.

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

-- Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL light machine gun.

-- Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL light machine gun.

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, 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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