War on Terrorism

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Airstrikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, September 8, 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

Fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted five airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hawl, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL bunker and an ISIL trench.

-- Near Ayn Isa, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Mar’a, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 14 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the government of Iraq:

-- Near Huwayjah, an airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position.

-- Near Bayji, three airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical unit, destroying six ISIL vehicles and five ISIL buildings.

-- Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and two ISIL trench lines, destroying three ISIL bunkers, two ISIL buildings and two ISIL recoilless rifles.

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

-- Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position.

-- Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, destroying ten ISIL vehicles and four ISIL boats.

-- Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Sultan Abdallah, an airstrike struck an ISIL rocket firing position.

-- Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL bunker.

-- Near Tuz, an airstrike destroyed five ISIL fighting positions.

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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