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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIL in Iraq, Syria



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Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIL in Iraq, Syria > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Article View 

WASHINGTON, August 15, 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

Bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted five airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Al Hasakah, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed six ISIL excavators, an ISIL heavy machine gun, three ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL bulldozer..
-- Near Aleppo, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 15 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the government of Iraq:
-- Near Al Baghdadi, one airstrike destroyed three ISIL rocket rails and an ISIL weapons cache.
-- Near Bayji, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL bunker.
-- Near Fallujah, one airstrike had inconclusive results.
-- Near Haditha, three airstrikes struck an ISIL command and control facility and two ISIL staging areas.
-- Near Kirkuk, one airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position.
-- Near Makhmur, one airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position.
-- Near Mosul, one airstrike destroyed six ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Ramadi, five airstrikes struck two large and one small ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL buildings, three ISIL IEDs an ISIL truck, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL weapons cache.
-- Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy 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 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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