War on Terrorism

Friday, September 04, 2015

Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, September 4, 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 six airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL excavators.

-- Near Raqqah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles.

-- Near Mar’a, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL staging area.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 15 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the government of Iraq:

-- Near Baghdadi, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL rocket firing position.

-- Near Beiji, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building, an ISIL mortar system and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Habbaniyah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Haditha, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL buildings and an ISIL excavator.

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

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

-- Near Kisik, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery piece and an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

-- Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles.

-- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL mortar firing position and an ISIL rocket firing position and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL command and control facility.

-- Near Tuz, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 10 ISIL rockets and an ISIL vehicle.

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, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

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