War on Terrorism

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Iraq, Syria



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, September 10, 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

Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes in Syria:

-- Abu Kamal, an airstrike struck an ISIL crude oil collection point.

-- Near Hasakah, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL motorcycles and an ISIL structure.

-- Near Hawl, an airstrike had inconclusive results.

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

-- Near Kobani, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL excavators.

-- Near Mar’a, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL mortar supply point and an ISIL mortar tube.

-- Near Palmyra, an airstrike had inconclusive results.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 18 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the government of Iraq:

-- Al Baghdadi, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.

-- Near Beiji, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Habbaniyah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two buildings.

-- Near Kisik, one airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position.

-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL mortar firing position and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building.

-- Near Rawah, one airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and an ISIL encampment.

-- Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL mortar firing position and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL light machine guns.

-- Near Tal Afar, one airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position.

-- Near Tuz, four airstrikes destroyed 13 ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL vehicles.

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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