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Sunday, September 06, 2015

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, September 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

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

-- Near Mar’a, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL bulldozer, an ISIL excavator, an ISIL front-end loader and an ISIL vehicle bomb.

-- Near Tal Abyad, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 17 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the Iraqi government:

-- Near Beiji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and terrain features denying ISIL a tactical advantage and destroyed four ISIL buildings.

-- Near Fallujah, five airstrikes struck three ISIL staging areas and destroyed an ISIL building and an ISIL bunker.

-- Near Hit, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL homemade explosives cache.

-- Near Kisik, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL training facility and an ISIL rocket firing position and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

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

-- Near Tuz, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 26 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL weapons caches and an ISIL vehicle bomb.

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, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

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