War on Terrorism

Friday, August 07, 2015

Anti-ISIL Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 7, 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 strikes that took place yesterday, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted six airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, one airstrike struck ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Aleppo, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL staging area and destroyed two ISIL excavators.

-- Near Ayn Isa, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL excavator.

-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL excavator.

Airstrikes in Iraq

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

-- Near Huwayjah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Fallujah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Makhmur, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 23 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL vehicles and two ISIL heavy machine guns.

-- Near Mosul, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL rocket system.

-- Near Ramadi, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL fighting positons, two ISIL heavy machine guns and an ISIL bunker.

-- Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL heavy machine gun 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 and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct operations.

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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